British TV star Stephanie Parker found dead


A young actress who starred in the BBC drama Belonging has been found hanged two days after the show was cancelled.

The body of 22-year-old Stephanie Parker was discovered by a passer-by on open ground early Saturday, South Wales Police Said.

A police spokesman told the media that they do not suspect murder.

Parker had played the role of Stacey Weaver in the in the award-winning series since she was 15. The final episode was aired across Wales on Thursday.

Clare Hudson, BBC Wales’s head of English language programmes, said everyone at BBC Wales was shocked by the tragedy.

“Stephanie was an immensely talented actor who, as Stacey, played a central role in Belonging, as well as appearing in other BBC productions such as Casualty,” she said.

“Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this very difficult time.”