In 1999, Walker was diagnosed with a brain tumor. She died at her Studio City, Los Angeles home on March 6, 2001 at the age of 32. She is interred in Pinelawn Memorial Park in Farmingdale, New York. She was a graduate of Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School in New York City.
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