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Actress Lynn Redgrave dies at age 67


NEW YORK, NEW YORK (KWWL) - Actress Lynn Redgrave has died at the age of 67 after a 7 year battle with breast cancer. 

Her children, Ben, Pema and Annabel, say Redgrave died peacefully Sunday night at her home in Connecticut.

"Our beloved mother Lynn Rachel passed away peacefully after a seven year journey with breast cancer," they said in a statement Monday. "She lived, loved and worked harder than ever before. 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."

Redgrave's death comes just a year after her niece, Natasha Richardson, died following a skiing accident.

The youngest child of Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson, Redgrave received Oscar nominations for "Georgy Girl" and "Gods and Monsters," and Tony nominations for "Mrs. Warren's Profession," "Shakespeare for My Father" and "The Constant Wife."

More recently Redgrave has appeared on the TV shows "Ugly Betty," "Law & Order" and "Desperate Housewives."

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