Lynn Redgrave Dead of Breast Cancer at 67

English actress Lynn Redgrave died yesterday of breast cancer at the age of 67, her children announced on Monday. Redgrave died peacefully at her home after battling breast cancer since 2003.

Lynn Redgrave

“Our beloved mother Lynn Rachel passed away peacefully after a seven year journey with breast cancer,” Lynn Redgrave’s family said in a press statement Monday. “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.”

Lynn Redgrave earned two Oscar nominations during her extensive career, one in 1967 for her starring role in Georgy Girl and one in 1999 for best supporting actress for her role in Gods and Monsters. Redgrave most recently starred in the one-woman play Nightingale, which she created based on her grandmother Beatrice, and appeared on an episode of Desperate Housewives in 2007.

Redgrave’s older brother, actor Corin Redgrave, died at age 70 in London last month. Last year, Redgrave’s niece, actress Natasha Richardson, died of a head injury sustained in a skiing accident. Redgrave is survived by three children, Benjamin, Kelly and Annabel Lucy, as well as her sister, Vanessa Redgrave.

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Natasha Richardson’s Official Cause Of Death


The New York City medical examiner’s office concluded that Natasha Richardson died of blunt impact to the head.

The death was ruled an accident and the cause of death is listed as “epidural hematoma due to blunt impact to the head,” according to NYC medical examiner spokeswoman Ellen Borakove.

So tragic that a fall on a beginner ski hill could turn out this way. Snarkista has been a skier since age 5, and has never worn a helmet…but Natasha’s story may change her mind. Natasha was on the bunny slope, and Snarkista shreds the double diamonds.

Natasha will be remembered by family and friends in New York in the next couple of days. Her funeral arrangements are being arranged by the Greenwich Village Funeral Home. Rest In Peace.