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Lynda Bellingham Dead At 66: ‘Loose Women’ Star Dies In Husband’s Arms

Mon, October 20, 2014 9:16am EDT by 1 Comment
Lynda Bellingham Dead

Lynda Bellingham, best known for her role in ‘Loose Women,’ succumbed to her cancer and passed away at the age of 66.

So sad. Best known for her roles in Loose Women and All Creatures Great And SmallLynda Bellingham died on Oct. 19 in her husband’s arms at the age of 66 in London, England, following a battle with cancer.

Lynda Bellingham Dead At 66: ‘Loose Women’ Star Dies Of Cancer In Husband’s Arms

Lynda was first diagnosed with colon cancer in July 2013, after which the disease spread to her lungs and liver. In August 2014, Lynda decided to stop receiving treatment for her cancer in order to “limit the suffering her family would have to endure,” according to the UK’s Standard.

In a statement, Lynda’s agent Sue Latimer had this to say on behalf of Lynda and her family:

“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 Bellingham Appeared In ‘Strictly Come Dancing’

Born in Montreal, Canada in 1948, Lynda was given up for adoption when she was just four months old after her mother’s strict, religious family disapproved of her being born out of wedlock. Adopted by Donald and Ruth Bellingham from Buckinghamshire, England, Lynda made her acting debut in the 1970s in the UK soap General Hospital.

Along with Loose Women, another prominent role of Lynda’s included her part as The Inquisitor in the 1986 Doctor Who serial The Trial Of A Time Lord.

She also starred in Strictly Come Dancing (the original Dancing With The Stars) in its seventh season.

Lynda is remembered by her husband, Michael Pattermore, and her two children.

Our thoughts go out to Lynda’s friends and family during this difficult time.

— Amanda Mitchell

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