The actress Lynn Redgrave has died aged 67, her publicist said today.
- In 2001 Redgrave was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire.
Published: 4:41PM BST 03 May 2010
Redgrave starred in the 1960s hit film Georgy Girl and had many other successes on stage and screen.
Her publicist, Rick Miramontez, speaking on behalf of her children, said she died last night at her home in the US state of Connecticut.
In 2003, she was treated for breast cancer.
Her death comes a year after her niece Natasha Richardson died from head injuries sustained in a skiing accident and only a month after the death of her older brother, Corin Redgrave.
Mr Miramontez said Redgrave died peacefully at her home. Children Ben, Pema and Annabel were with her.
«Our beloved mother Lynn Rachel passed away peacefully after a seven-year journey with breast cancer,» they said in a statement.
«She lived, loved and worked harder than ever before. The endless memories she created as a mother, grandmother, writer, actor and friend will sustain us for the rest of our lives.
«Our entire family asks for privacy through this difficult time.»
A member of the famous acting dynasty, Redgrave was sister to Vanessa and Corin and the daughter of actor and director Michael Redgrave.
She was aunt to film and TV star Joely Richardson and to Natasha Richardson, who died last year following a ski accident.
Her brother Corin, an actor and political activist, died on April 6. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2000.
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