According to AP, a police missing persons report stated the set designer had been last seen alive on September 30.
A medical examiners report, seen by New York Daily News, said she died of arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease, a build-up of cholesterol plaque in the arteries.
"This is just devastating," her little sister Ellen Brown, 60, told the publication. "She had a full life. She was so extraordinarily talented. She was a brilliant mind... I don't want my sister to be remembered like that, like the way she was found."
Sakash was a two-time Daytime Emmy nominee for Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design for her work on children's series "Between the Lions", winning the award in 2003.