“The information we received from a trusted source of the community on the status of [Malibu Bay Films] icon #julie strain was found to be False!” the film company posted on Instagram. “We deeply apologize for needlessly upsetting anyone.”
Family members have also taken to social media to deny Strain’s death.
Strain has struggled in recent years with degenerative dementia and lingering effects of a major head trauma suffered in her early 20s during a bad equestrian mishap. A former high school athlete in Pleasant Valley, Ca., the native of nearby Concord endured the difficult road to recovery and then began a career as a model and actress. Despite the medical factors, Strain handled much of her own stunt work over the years while carving