JACKSON, N.J. — Lisa Spoonauer, who starred in the 1994 award-winning movie “Clerks,” has died. She was 44.

Spoonauer died Sunday at her home in Jackson, the George Hassler Funeral Home said. The cause of death wasn’t released.

Kevin Smith cast Spoonauer in the role of Caitlin Bree in his first movie, set in the New Jersey convenience and video stores where he worked in real life.

On Instagram, Smith wrote she was one of “the chief architects” of the movie, which won him accolades at the Cannes Film Festival and the Sundance Film Festival.

He recalled he first met Spoonauer in 1992 in an acting class at Brookdale Community College.

“Lisa was easily the most natural and authentic voice in the room,” Smith wrote. “She didn’t sound like she was acting at all.”

In the movie, her character gets back together with her high school boyfriend Dante Hicks, played by Brian O’Halloran.

“She always had a wicked sense of humor and smile,” O’Halloran wrote.