Kevin Spacey has led tributes to Elizabeth Norment.

The 'House of Cards' star shared his sorrow on Twitter shortly after it emerged the 61-year-old actress, who played his loyal secretary Nancy Kaufberger on the Netflix series, passed away at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre in New York on October 13.

The 55-year-old Oscar winner tweeted: ''RIP Elizabeth Norment. We all loved her and she leaves a void in all of us here at HoC's (sic).''

Elizabeth's sister Kate confirmed the news of her death to The Hollywood Reporter on Tuesday (28.10.14).

In a statement the political drama's creator Beau Willimon also expressed his grief, saying: ''Everyone at 'House of Cards' is deeply saddened by Elizabeth's passing. She was a talented actress, a warm soul and a good friend to us all.''

Executives at the show's production company, MRC, added: ''Elizabeth Norment was a talented actress with a beautiful spirit who touched the entire 'House of Cards' family.''

The late actress, who was born in Washington DC and studied at Yale university, also appeared in a number of other well-known TV shows, including 'Party of Five,' 'Blue Bloods,' 'Law and Order' and 'ER,' as well as films such as 'Runaway' and 'The Woman in Red'.