Lynda Bellingham's dying wishes

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 29 September 2014
Lynda Bellingham

Lynda Bellingham

Lynda Bellingham has revealed her dying wishes after announcing she only has weeks to live

Lynda Bellingham has revealed her dying wishes.

The 66-year-old actress - who has terminal bowel cancer which has spread to her liver and lungs - announced she only has weeks to live over the weekend but hopes her husband, Michael Pattermore, 59 and and her sons, Robbie, 26 and 31-year-old Michael can do some of the things she hasn't got round to doing.

She told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "There were so many things left that I wanted to do - but I hope my sons will use my energy and look after my hubby and love each other."

Lynda - who starred as the mother in the Oxo gravy stock adverts for 16 years - hopes her husband will find a new companion and buy a house in Somerset, where he grew up.

The former 'Loose Women' star - who lost her sister, Barbara, to lung cancer in 2005 - wishes she could see her sons tie the knot.

She said: "I am sad I will not see who they marry, or live with ... I know in my heart they have so much to give to someone who will unlock their dreams."

Lynda - who was diagnosed with cancer last year - has taken the brave decision to stop having chemotherapy in November so she is able to spend one last Christmas with her family.

She said: "Suddenly this week time is starting to snowball and you think, hang on, I'm not ready for this. I fear time going quickly."

Speaking about her brave decision, she added: "I've only got weeks to live - so I've picked the date I'll die.

"I would love to make one more Christmas, if possible, but I want to stop taking chemo around November in order to pass away by the end of January."


1. Catherine Jones29 Sep 2014, 9:34pm Report

Lynda Bellingham what a brave and wonderful lady I will always remember her as the oxo lady and Helen Herriot ( All creatures great and small) and lately Loose Women. She found happiness with Mr Spain as she calls him. Lynda all our thoughts and wishes are with you you are incredibly brave God bless you.

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