Vonetta McGee who played Mrs. Marcus Petrie died this week and way before she should have. Carl Lumbly played her husband both on Cagney & Lacey and in real life. They met on our show and theirs was a true love story. I haven't seen her or Carl for some years now, but have followed his success in a number of series over the past few years, including one of my favorite shows ever, JJ Abrams' Alias. My heart goes out to Carl. I always found him to be every bit as decent a man as was his C&L character Marcus Petrie; Vonetta seemed to be a perfect match for him. She was a beauty both inside and out, and I personally am grateful for all I learned from them both.