The actress best known as ‘The Oxo mum’ had intended to end her cancer treatment next month.
Tributes are being paid to actress Lynda Bellingham who died yesterday after a year long battle with colon cancer. The 66 year old actress had been speaking publicly in recent weeks about her decision to end her treatment next month and her hopes to spend one last Christmas with her family.
Lynda Bellingham has died aged 66
Bellingham, who was a regular panelist on ITV’s ‘Loose Women’, died in the arms of her husband Michael in a London hospital yesterday, her agent said in a statement.
Lynda Bellingham - Lynda Bellingham appears on 'This Morning' to promote her new book 'Tell Me Tomorrow' shown on ITV1 HD - Monday 10th February 2014
Lynda Bellingham will not begin her treatment, vowing to return to the stage next year.
Lynda Bellingham, the British actress best known for her appearances as Helen Herriot in All Creatures Great and Small and the mother of a squabbling family in the Oxo TV adverts of the 80s and 90s, has been diagnosed with cancer.
The 65-year-old, whose sister Barbra died of lung cancer, has postponed a UK tour of Kay Mellor's play A Passionate Woman to have treatment though vowed to return to the stage next year.
Bellingham, perhaps best known to younger audiences as a panellist on Loose Women, said in a statement reported by the BBC, "I'm devastated not to be able to honour my commitments to the play this year.
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Lynda Bellingham Sunday 25th March 2012 Celebrities arrive at the recording of 'The One and Only Des O'Connor'
Calendar Girls, Bruno Langley, Danielle Lineker, Jennifer Ellison, Lynda Bellingham and Ruth Madoc Monday 7th February 2011 The Calendar Girls stage show with Ruth Madoc, Gwen Taylor, Diana Moran, Danielle Lineker, Lisa Riley, Bernie Nolan, Jennifer Ellison, Trudie Goodwin, Lynda Bellingham, and Bruno Langley launch their show at the Grand Canal Theatre Dublin, Ireland