Susannah York Dies at 72

January 16, 2011

British actress Susannah York dies at 72. This legendary lovely lady reportedly lost her battle with cancer. It’s definitely a sad day for all of her loved ones. Find out more details and see photos and a video right here.

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It’s always a sad situation when you lose someone you love to such a debilitating disease like cancer. But what we can do is remember Susannah York for the true beauty she is, and a successful career that will continue to be her legacy. Be sure to check out pictures and videos below.

After experiencing shoulder discomfort, York was admitted to Royal Marsden Hospital in London on January 6th, 2011. More than a week later, she succumbed to her illness, passing away at the young age of 72 on January 15, 2011. Actor Orlando Wells, Susannah’s son said that she will be remembered for her strength and courage with an incredible will to live, despite the ailing cancer. He says she was a “truly wonderful mother.”

“She loved nothing more than cooking a good Sunday roast and sitting around a fire of a winter’s evening. In some sense, she was quite a home girl. Both Sasha [Orlando’s sister] and I feel incredibly lucky to have her as a mother.”

Susannah was most known for her work in the 1960’s and 1970’s. She performed in mostly British films, like Tom Jones, A Man For All Seasons, They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? (which she was awarded Oscar and Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress) but also seen on stage and on British television. Not to mention, she starred in the 1978 original Superman, starring Christopher Reeve.

Aside from acting, York enjoyed writing, becoming an author of children’s books and a supporter of anti-nuclear campaigns. She is survived by her son Orlando and Sasha, and several grandchildren.

Susannah York dies at 72 from bone marrow cancer, may you rest in peace. You may leave your condolences for the late actress and her family in the comment box. Also, be sure to check out photos and pay tribute in a video clip below.

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One Response to “Susannah York Dies at 72”

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    Miriam Says:

    So sad, RIP