October 8, 2014 2:41 AM EDT

Sarah Goldberg, who appeared in the television series 7th Heaven, died on Sept. 27 of natural causes, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. She was 40.

“She went to sleep and didn’t wake up,” her mother told the Sun-Times.

The Chicago-born Goldberg played 7th Heaven’s Sarah Glass Camden from 2002 to 2006. Her character was a rabbi’s daughter whose interreligious marriage to character Matt Camden, the son of the Rev. Eric Camden (Stephen Collins), was a favorite plot line among fans.

The Sun-Times says a heart ailment is suspected in Goldberg’s death.

Goldberg also had roles in the TV shows House and Judging Amy, as well as in the movie Jurassic Park III.

[Chicago Sun-Times]

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