Lynn Redgrave Succumbs to Cancer

Death has struck the illustrious Redgrave family for the third time in just over a year. Veteran actress Lynn Redgrave lost her seven-year battle against breast cancer on Sunday in Connecticut, her children said in a statement. She was 67.

Redgrave’s death comes less than a month since her brother, Corin, passed away on April 6. In March last year, Redgrave’s niece, actress Natasha Richardson, died after a skiing accident. Her family said a private funeral will be held later this week.

Redgrave, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003, became an overnight sensation with 1966’s “Georgy Girl,” which gave her a best actress Oscar nomination. She earned her second Oscars nomination, this time for supporting actress, with the 1998 release “Gods and Monsters.” She recently had roles in hit television series like “Desperate Housewives,” “Law & Order,” and the recently concluded “Ugly Betty,” among others.  Aside from being a film and television star, Redgrave was also an accomplished stage actress. She earned Tony nominations for the plays “Shakespeare For My Father,” “Mrs. Warren’s Profession,”  and “The Constant Wife.”