Actress and presenter Lynda Bellingham died yesterday in her husband Michael's arms
Monday, 20 October 2014 - 15:24
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.
Celebrities paid tribute to Lynda on Twitter this morning, with Phillip Schofield tweeting: 'RIP Gorgeous Lynda Bellingham