Cornelia Frances, Australian Soap Actress, Dies at 77

29 May, 2018, 12:45 | Author: Rafael Roberts
  • Cornelia Frances Best Known As Morag From ‘Home & Away,’ Has Died Aged 77

She was also well-recognised for her role as host on the Australian version of popular United Kingdom show Weakest Link, which ran from 2001-2002.

"Cornie was an incredibly loved and valued member of our cast over many, many years", he told News Corp.

The 73-year-old told the Daily Telegraph: "We had a moment of silence for her on set this morning and she'll be sadly missed by both cast and crew".

She said she had hoped to reprise the role of Morag for Home and Away's 30th anniversary in 2018. "She was very loved and respected. Her energy and character will be missed".

Corney is survived by her son Lawrence Eastland, and 17 year old granddaughter Tipani. "I will miss you Corn, we all will", she said.

Frances, who was born in the United Kingdom but emigrated to Australia in 1970, died overnight at her home in Sydney, surrounded by family and friends, the Daily Telegraph reported.

Younger audiences immediately recognise her as the villainous Morag Bellingham, the sister of mainstay Alf Stewart (Ray Meagher), on the long-running and globally watched soap Home and Away, a role she played on-and-off for 29 years.

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And he became Public Enemy No. 1 after tangling with Salah early in the final, which Real Madrid eventually won 3-1. Salah was brought down by Los Blancos' captain in the first half, with the Egyptian's arm trapped by Ramos' body.

To ring in her birthday, close friends including TV star turned bestselling author Judy Nunn, her actor-author husband Bruce Venables, showbiz stalwarts Paula Duncan and Andrew McFarlane, along with TV hunk Axle Whitehead, raised a glass to toast their great friend.

"She is so peaceful, soft and serene".

She had endured a series of health struggles in recent times after being diagnosed with bladder cancer in 2017.

She added: "And then I nearly died from loss of blood due to an ulcer in my throat".

"I swear I have had a hex placed on me for the past 12 months", she told Sydney's Sunday Telegraph.

Speaking to Nine's A Current Affair, she revealed: "I've always played the strong ladies".

"I would dearly love to go back to Summer Bay but haven't heard anything as yet", she said.

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