Actress Lynda Bellingham dies in her husband’s arms after losing her battle with cancer

LyndaBellingham

Actress and presenter Lynda Bellingham died yesterday in her husband Michael’s arms, her agent has said.
The 66-year-old star, best known for her long-running role as a mother in the Oxo TV adverts, had been battling colon cancer, which later spread to her lungs and liver, since being diagnosed in July last year.
The actress revealed earlier this year that she had decided to end her treatment to limit the amount of suffering her family would witness.
She said that she wanted to have some control back over the remainder of her life after being left desperately ill by the gruelling chemo sessions.
In a statement on behalf of Bellingham’s family, her agent, Sue Latimer, said this morning: ‘Lynda died peacefully in her husband’s arms yesterday at a London hospital.
‘Her family would like to thank the nurses and staff for their tremendous care and support. Actor, writer and presenter – to the end Lynda was a consummate professional.’
The tragic news came just days after the 66-year-old made an emotional return to TV show Loose Women for one final appearance and told a fellow presenter: ‘Please don’t cry… it will be fine.’

EXCLUSIVE hi-res images can be found on our website www.scopefeatures.com

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s