Tuesday May 4, 2010 12:50 pm
Actress Lynn Redgrave Loses Battle with Cancer
Lynn Redgrave has died at 67 after a long battle with cancer. The Georgy Girl star - the sister of actress Vanessa Redgrave and aunt of Joely Richardson - passed away at her Connecticut home on Sunday night.
The Oscar nominee’s close friend and family were with her to say goodbye.
“Our beloved mother Lynn passed away peacefully after a seven-year journey with breast cancer,” Redgrave’s children - Benjamin, Pema and Annabel Lucy - said in a statement. “She lived, loved and worked harder than ever before. The endless memories she created as a mother, grandmother, actor and friend will sustain us for the rest of our lives. Our family asks for privacy through this difficult time.”
The Redgrave family has suffered three bereavements in the space of 12 months. Only a month ago, Lynn’s 70-year-old brother, Corin, succumbed to cancer. Last March, her niece, Natasha Richardson, died after a skiing accident.
The Gods and Monsters star - who most recently appeared on Ugly Betty and Desperate Housewives - previously underwent a mastectomy in 2003 after being diagnosed with breast cancer.
A private funeral will be held for the star later this week.
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