Actress and presenter Lynda Bellingham died yesterday in her husband Michael's arms


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The 66-year-old star, best known for her long-running role as a mother in the Oxo TV adverts, had been battling colon cancer, which later spread to her lungs and liver, since being diagnosed in July last year.

The actress said she decided to end her treatment in August to limit the amount of suffering her family would witness.

In a statement on behalf of Bellingham's family, her agent, Sue Latimer, said this morning: 'Lynda died peacefully in her husband's arms yesterday at a London hospital.

Her tragic death came days after she returned for one final appearance on TV show Loose Women with presenters Coleen Nolan (left) and Janet Street-Porter (right)

Coleen - whose sister Bernie lost her battle with breast cancer last year - broke down in tears as she asked Lynda how she'd like to be remembered. Lynda told her: 'Please don't cry... it will be fine.'

Lynda's agent said this morning that she died with husband Michael by her side in a London hospital yesterday

Lynda died in the arms of her husband Michael with whom she celebrated receiving an OBE, presented by Prince Charles (pictured)

Lynda died in the arms of her husband Michael (pictured together) with whom she celebrated receiving an OBE, presented by Prince Charles,

Lynda also took part in the 2009 series of Strictly Come Dancing

Celebrities paid tribute to Lynda on Twitter this morning, with Phillip Schofield tweeting: 'RIP Gorgeous Lynda Bellingham








Co-stars and celebrities took to Twitter this morning after news of the actress's tragic death emerged

Source - MailOnline


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