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Cornelia Frances Dead: ‘Home And Away’ Star Dies, Aged 77

HuffPost UK logo HuffPost UK 29/05/2018 Rachel McGrath
MAR 2002 - Cornelia Frances -The opening night of 'The Trocks' at the State Theatre - Sydney. (Photo by Patrick Riviere/Getty Images) © 2002 Getty Images MAR 2002 - Cornelia Frances -The opening night of 'The Trocks' at the State Theatre - Sydney. (Photo by Patrick Riviere/Getty Images)

‘Home And Away’ star Cornelia Frances has died at the age of 77, it has been announced.

The British-born actress played Morag Bellingham in the Australian soap and her death has been reported by multiple Aussie news outlets.

The cause of the death has been reported as cancer. Cornelia was diagnosed with bladder cancer in 2017 and this later spread to her hip, Australia’s Daily Telegraph reported. She died with her son, Lawrence, by her side. 

Her co-stars and other famous faces have paid tribute on Twitter:

Channel Seven, which airs ‘Home And Away’, has also issued a statement. It reads: ”Cornelia Frances was a unique person. Her on screen presence inspired a generation of actors. This gift was coupled with an ability to bring a sense of dignity and presence into each room she entered.

Cornelia Frances holding a sign © Sergio Dionisio via Getty Images

“Her energy and character will be missed.”

Born in Liverpool, Cornelia emigrated to Australia in the 1970s and it was there that her career took off.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 24:  Actress Cornelia Frances attends  the Stars Behind Bars event at the Verandah Bar on August 24, 2006 in Sydney, Australia. Stars Behind Bars sees celebrities working behind the bar to raise money for people living with multiple sclerosis.  (Photo by Patrick Riviere/Getty Images)







© 2006 Getty Images SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 24: Actress Cornelia Frances attends the Stars Behind Bars event at the Verandah Bar on August 24, 2006 in Sydney, Australia. Stars Behind Bars sees celebrities working behind the bar to raise money for people living with multiple sclerosis. (Photo by Patrick Riviere/Getty Images)

Cornelia made her first appearance in ‘Home And Away’ back in 1988 and starred in the soap on and off until 2017. She also hosted the Australian version of ‘The Weakest Link’.

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