Actress Lynn Redgrave died Sunday night after a long battle with breast cancer. She was 67.
Her publicist said Redgrave's children and friends were with her when she died at her home in Connecticut, the Associated Press reported.
"Our beloved mother Lynn Rachel passed away peacefully after a seven-year journey with breast cancer," Redgrave's children said in a statement released 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."
The Oscar- and Tony-nominated actress became famous when she played the title role in the 1966 film "Georgy Girl". She appeared in a number of films, Broadway productions and television shows.
A private funeral will be held later this week, the AP reported. - (HealthDay News, May 2010)