Emmerdale and Tracey Beaker star Kay Purcell is survived by their three children Ashley, Shemar and Indika and their « beautiful » grandson Levon
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Kay is survived by her three children Ashley, Shemar and Indika and her « beautiful » grandson Levon.
In a post on her public Facebook page, Kay told fans on Jan.. December – the day before her birthday – that she was diagnosed with inoperable liver cancer after previously battling breast cancer.
« I’ve been feeling uncomfortable for the past few months, attributing this to my stomach ulcer, » she wrote. « Up until a few weeks ago I was in agony and couldn’t handle the pain anymore. As a result, I was diagnosed with inoperable liver cancer.
« But with the treatment, I still have up to two years to enjoy my time with my family and friends. «
Kay expressed her wish to enjoy « another glass of rum » and to enjoy life to the fullest.
« In exactly two years I’ll be 60, with every will in the world I will fight for my 60. Birthday and I’ll have another glass of rum with you all, « she wrote, assuring fans that she would be safe to read her messages.
« Can you all try to stay as happy and positive for me as you can for me?. «
« It is with great regret that we announce the death of Kay Purcell at the age of 57, » wrote her agent, David Daly Associates.
« Kay was a very valued customer who has been represented by David Daly Associates for many years. We send sympathy and love to their family and friends. «
Kay played Cynthia Daggert in Emmerdale from 2001 to 2002 and appeared in 187 episodes. She had previously appeared as another recurring character named Carmel Morgan in 1996 and 1998.
The actress also starred as Gina Conway on the kids show Tracy Beaker Returns and the spin-off series The Dumping Ground.
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