Everwood creator Greg Berlanti and showrunner Rina Mimoun were the latest to weigh in. Niznik is best known for her role as neighbor Nina Feeney on Everwood during its four-season run from 2002-2006.
In a joint statement, the executive producers called Niznik “the mother of our tribe” for the medical drama series.
“Everwood was more than a television show. It was a family,” the statement said. “We recently lost the mother of our tribe, Stephanie Niznik. Stephanie played Nina, the next door neighbor to Andy Brown, and the woman who helped raise his children as he struggled with being a single father. She continued that role off-screen by being an incredible friend, a nurturing mother figure to our younger cast members and an artist who brought warmth,