The Daily Telegraph (Aus), October 5, 2001
After having just recovered from the untimely death of star Aaliyah in a recent plane crash, The Matrix sequels have now lost another cast member after Gloria Foster died last weekend.
Foster, who played the enigmatic Oracle in The Matrix, was due to reprise her role in the sequels. The 64 year-old actress had reportedly finished recording lines for her part in The Matrix Reloaded but had yet to begin work on The Matrix 3. No information on how the loss of this integral character will affect the film has been made available, but the Wachowskis must be cursing their stars as yet another obstacle hurls itself in the path of their anticipated sequel project.