Lynda Bellingham Dies at 66
Canadian/British actress and television presenter Lynda Bellingham has died aged 66.
The star's agent, Sue Latimer, confirmed Bellingham died at a hospital in London on Sunday, 19 October after a battle with bowel cancer.
Latimer says in a statement, "Lynda died peacefully in her husband's arms yesterday evening at a London hospital. Her family, to whom she was devoted, would like to thank the nurses and staff for their tremendous care and support. As an actor, writer and presenter, Lynda was a consummate professional to the very end. Those of us privileged to have known her personally will miss the entertaining, life enhancing, true and honest friend that blessed our lives."
Bellingham revealed last month that she planned to stop her chemotherapy treatment in November, so she could live through Christmas and pass away in January, sadly, the actress did not make it that far.
She made several television appearances to discuss the decision to finish her cancer treatment and insisted she was in a "good place" and was happy with her choice.
Bellingham was best known for her long-running role in television adverts for gravy brand OXO and she went on to become a presenter on British TV panel show Loose Women.