Rebekah Gibbs loses battle with cancer

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Rebekah Gibbs

Rebekah Gibbs

Former 'Casualty' and 'Holby City' actress Rebekah Gibbs has passed away aged 41 after losing her battle with cancer.

'Casualty' actress Rebekah Gibbs has died after losing her battle with cancer.

Rebekah was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008, just 10 weeks after giving birth to her daughter Gigi, and it's now been confirmed that she's lost her battle with the disease at just 41-years-old.

Talent agency Belfield and Ward tweeted the news last night (11.11.14) writing: "Darling Rebekah Gibbs, a true inspiration and dazzling light, never to be forgotten."

Although best known for her role as nurse Nina Farr on the BBC medical drama, she also appeared in 'Holby City' and 'The Bill' and had taken to the stage in 'Fame', 'Grease' and 'Starlight Express'.

Although she first found out she had cancer in 2008, Rebekah received the five-year all clear early this year before receiving even more heartbreaking news.

Speaking in April she said: "I was in Devon with my family when I had a huge seizure.

"Within an hour I was in A&E. I was quickly diagnosed with two brain tumours, plus one in the neck and a lesion on my lung."

Rebekah's friend, 'Coronation Street' actress Hayley Tamaddon has led tributes to the star on Twitter, writing: "So many memories... We will never forget you Becky. Keep twinkling. Wherever you are."

Actor Matthew Daines also shared a heart-warming message which reads: "Sleep well you fabulous funny talented lady Rebekah Gibbs. Bless your beautiful bonkers heart Gibbsy. Gone too soon."

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