Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Roya Megnot Dead at 46

Roya Megnot passed away in her home in Beverly Hills on May 10 after a valiant battle with brain cancer.

Roya (stage name Roya Megnot) was an accomplished actress who appeared regularly as Ava on the ABC daytime soap opera Loving; on stage in multiple productions; on various nighttime television series; and in several small films. She had a beautiful singing voice; spoke French fluently, and played several musical instruments.

Roya's best role was as wife and mother. She had a brilliant sense of taste and style and was known by all for her beauty, charm, wit, and warmth. She was also known for her design skills and her fabulous cooking. To her husband, children, and friends her loving knew no bounds. She was committed, caring, compassionate, and generous. Most of all, she had an appetite for life and all good things. She taught all around her how to enjoy each day and live life to the fullest.

Roya was the beloved wife of Joel; mother of Camille, Ariana, Abraham, and Natalie; loving daughter of Parviz and Lillian Meghnot and Helen Geiderman; loving sister of Jilla and Neda; and loving sister-in-law of Ralph, Gail, Frank and Ricky.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 13 at 11 a.m. at Hillside Memorial Park, 6001 Centinela Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90045. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for donations to be made to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Funds received will benefit The Johnnie L. Cochran Brain Tumor Center and The Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute.


  1. This is so sad...only now have I found out that Roya passed away. I watched Loving quite a lot during her time playing Ava. She was a beautiful, talented woman and she will be missed. :(

  2. I also just found out she passed away. She was one of my favourite actresses in Loving. I remember listerning to and recording an interview they had with her on our local radio station in Cape Town (South Africa) in the late 80's or early 90's. What an inspirational lady.
    I am filled with a deep sadness now. My condolences to Roya's family. Love to you all from Cape Town South Africa.

  3. Roya was an excellent actress. Year 2016 and I am learning of her death. Rest With God you were a beautiful actress.

  4. R.I.P Roya. I remember when she was in South Africa raising funds for charity/ Red Nose Day. She was awesome in Loving. A beautiful lady, I admired her so, and I still do. Belated condolences to her family. Silvana in Cape Town, South Africa