In all fairness, I was never quite as smitten with the spooky as my better half was, but I'd never argue against the show's central chemistry of an extended family banded together to take a much-needed stand opposite the forces of darkess ... and, yes, this included an incredible assortment of secondary players who came and went from the popular program as needed. One of those was Nicki Aycox. In the guise of 'Meg Masters,' she racked up a solid five visits to the Horror procedural, and she turned in some great work as one of the show's many repeat visitors.
As for the rest of her career?
Aycox definitely had the flexibility to step into mainstream dramas and comedies, of which her legacy certain shows. But genre fans might know her from stops to NBC's SciFi/Sitcom 3rd Rock From The Sun, The X-Files, Dark Angel, and a few others highlighted on her IMDB.com profile.
I'd read somewheres, previously, that sadly she'd developed leukemia a few years ago; and the Yahoo News article concerning her passing indicates she did succumb to the disease late last week.
Thought and prayers are issued to the family, friends, and fans of Ms. Aycox.