Actress Lynda Bellingham lost her fight with cancer yesterday aged 66 it has been confirmed.
A statement released by her agent Sue Latimer said, “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.”
Lynda recently announced her decision to stop having chemotherapy and revealed that she hoped to spend one last Christmas with her family.
Over her career Lynda was known for her expansive work in both television and on stage. She starred in hit shows such as All Creatures Great and Small and on stage in The Calendar Girls. In more recent years she competed on the 2009 series of Strictly Come Dancing and was a panellist on ITV daytime show Loose Women.
We are really saddened by the news of Lynda’s death and our deepest sympathies go out to her family and friends at this difficult time.