Lynda Bellingham: Watch one of her moving final interviews

Actress Lynda Bellingham has died aged 66 after a battle with cancer.

The presenter revealed last month that her colon cancer, which spread to her lungs and liver, was terminal.

She wrote in her autobiography - There's Something I've Been Dying To Tell You - she had decided to end chemotherapy treatment in order to spend one last Christmas with her family.

She discussed the decision in an appearance on BBC Breakfast earlier this month:


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.

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Her final interview, filmed with her former Loose Women colleagues, was filmed last week and will be broadcast on Wednesday.

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