Joan Collins pays tribute to Kate O'Mara

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Joan Collins has paid tribute to her 'Dynasty' co-star Kate O'Mara who passed away at a nursing home in Sussex yesterday (30.03.14) following a short illness.

Joan Collins has paid tribute to her former co-star Kate O'Mara.

The 80-year-old actress took to social networking site Twitter yesterday (30.03.14) after news broke that her former 'Dynasty' co-star - who played the role of her character Alexis Morell's sister Caress - had died at the age of 74.

She wrote: "Tragic news about Kate O Mara , we had great fun on Dynasty when she played my sister Caress who Alexis insisted on calling CASSIE! RIP (sic)."

Kate - who passed away at a nursing home in Sussex, south-east England following a short illness - also starred in 'Absolutely Fabulous' as Joanna Lumley's on-screen sister and in 'Doctor Who' opposite Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy as Time Lord The Rani.

Mark Gatiss - who has admitted he is working on two new episodes of the sci-fi series - also praised the British actress and spoke fondly of working with her on radio series 'Nebulous'.

Writing on Twitter, he said: "Farewell to the much underrated & glorious Kate O'Mara. Had the pleasure of working with her on 'Nebulous'. Deft, funny & delightful. RIP (sic)."

Kate had most recently appeared in the ITV comedy series 'Benidorm' and in a stage adaptation of Agatha Christie's 'Death on the Nile'.

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