According to RadarOnline, 76-year-old Zelda Rubinstein has only a short time left to live after being taken off life support at Cedars Sinai hospital in Los Angeles. It seems she has been in the hospital for over a month, and has now been taken off life support after the failure of two major organs. Their source, said to be a friend of the actress, says: "Her lungs and kidneys have failed and she's in and out of consciousness. It's only a matter of time now -- she doesn't have long to live."

While she's had a number of roles over the years -- Dr. Katarina Kuntzler in Southland Tales, the Organist in Sixteen Candles -- Rubinstein is best known for her role as psychic medium Tangina Barrons in Poltergeist and its subsequent sequels. (Standing only four-feet tall [the result of a pituitary deficiency], Rubinstein most often played the psychic, eclectic older woman.) When the Freeling's house spirits continue to torment them, they bring in Tangina, who sorts out the other-worldly inhabitants of the house and helps coax them away (watch a clip after the jump).

Our thoughts are with you, Zelda.
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