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Home and Away actress Cornelia Frances dies

Cornelia Frances, who played Morag Bellingham in Home and Away, has died aged 77 following a battle with cancer.
The British-born actress played the sister of Alf Stewart on the Australian soap.
Ray Meagher, who played her on-screen brother, said: "Cornie was an incredibly loved and valued member of our cast over many, many years."We had a moment of silence for her on set this morning and she'll be sadly missed by both cast and crew."
Vale #CorneliaFrances. You were always ahead of the game. Will miss your witty banter on-set X— Lincoln Younes (@lincolnyounes1) 29 May 2018
Channel Seven, which airs the programme, said: "Cornelia Frances was a unique person. Her on screen presence inspired a generation of actors."This gift was coupled with an ability to bring a sense of dignity and presence into each room she entered. Her energy and character will be missed."Lincoln Younes, who was in Home and Away from 2011 to 2014, tweeted: "#CorneliaFrances. You were always ahead of the game. Will miss your witty banter on-set X."
Frances also appeared in dramas including Sons and Daughters, The Young Doctors and Prisoner, as well as a role hosting the Australian version of The Weakest Link.
Home and Away actress Cornelia Frances dies

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Cornelia with her on-screen brother and sister-in-law
In an interview at the start of 2018, Frances revealed she had cancer.She told Sydney paper the Daily Telegraph she had been diagnosed during a checkup: "I discovered I had bladder cancer.
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"This then spread to my hip bone which fractured, and then I almost died from loss of blood due to an ulcer in my throat. Despite all this, I am still here, as the old song goes," she said.Born in Liverpool, Frances had been in the entertainment industry for more than half a century following training at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
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