Poltergeist star not near death

Internet reports have suggested the 76 year old, who played creepy spirit talker Tangina in the cult 1982 film, had been taken off a life support machine after spending December (09) at Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

The actress was admitted when two of her major organs failed.

But sources insist things aren’t as bleak as reports suggest.

A friend tells MovieHole.net, “She’s OK. Vitals are good. She’s apparently doing better. Internet sources exaggerated the story.”