Oscar and Tony-nominated actress Lynn Redgrave died Sunday after a 7-year battle against breast cancer, CNN.com reports.
Redgrave was best known for her role in the 1966 film "Georgy Girl," earning her an Oscar nomination for Best Actress and winning the Golden Globe. She also won the Golden Globe and was nominated as Best Supporting Actress for her masterful turn in the 1998 film, "Gods and Monsters."
Lynn Redgrave was part of a great British acting family, including her father, Sir Michael Redgrave, and older sister Vanessa. Her niece, actress Natasha Richardson, died tragically last year following a skiing accident in which she suffered a head injury. Lynn's brother, stage actor Corin Redgrave, also a cancer patient, died April 6th.
Redgrave died in New York, surrounded by her family. "She lived, loved and worked harder than ever before," the family said in a statement. "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."
She leaves a son and two daughters from her marriage to actor/director John Clark, whom she divorced in 2000.