British actress Lynn Redgrave has died at the age of 67, following a long battle with breast cancer.
Redgrave died peacefully Sunday nightÂ at her Connecticut home surrounded by children Ben, Pema and Annabel, her publicist Rick Miramontez said on behalf of her children, according to The Associated Press.
“Our beloved mother Lynn Rachel passed away peacefully after a seven-year journey with breast cancer,” her family said in a 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.”
Redgrave, known for her roles inÂ “Georgy Girl” and “Gods and Monsters,” was a member of one of Britain’s most celebrated theatrical families.Â Â She was the youngest child of actor-parents Sir Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson.Â HerÂ sister, Vanessa Redgrave, is also an actress; as well as her nieces, Joely Richardson andÂ the late Natasha Richardson.Â
Lynn Redgraveâ€™s death came just one month after that of her older brother Corin Redgrave, and a little more than a year following the death of niece Natasha Richardson, whoÂ suffered head injuriesÂ in a skiing accident.