Actress Lynda Bellingham has died aged 66, her agent has confirmed. Bellingham, known for her work in At Home with the Braithwaites and All Creatures Great and Small as well as a long running role in the Oxo TV adverts, was a prominent ambassador for Alzheimer’s Society. Lynda regularly spoke out on behalf of people with dementia, campaigned to raise awareness of the condition and was one of the country’s first Dementia Friends. She was diagnosed with cancer in July 2013.
Alzheimer’s Society comment:
Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive at Alzheimer’s Society said:
‘Lynda was a dedicated and passionate ambassador for Alzheimer’s Society. Always ready to take up the baton, she campaigned on our behalf for many years to help improve the lives of people with dementia and their carers. Her experience of living with her mother’s Alzheimer’s disease gave her the insight and compassion to fight for people’s rights and her great talent as an actor made our events such fun. She made everyone feel comfortable and relaxed and always went the extra mile to ensure that each event she attended was a success. Her courage in facing her illness was admirable and inspirational and we will all remember her with deep affection. Our thoughts go out to her husband Michael and sons Michael and Robert.’