Former Emmerdale actress Leah Bracknell has died, aged 55 1 month ago

Former Emmerdale actress Leah Bracknell has died, aged 55

Former Emmerdale actress Leah Bracknell has died, aged 55.

Ms. Bracknell passed away in September, three years after her diagnosis with stage four lung cancer.

Her managed confirmed the news in a statement on behalf of the family.

The statement read [via The Mirror]:

"It is with the deepest sadness that Leah Bracknell's family confirm that Leah passed away in September, three years after her diagnosis with stage 4 lung cancer.

"They would like to thank all the public for their support and generosity which contributed to the extension and quality of her life over the past three years. Leah continued to embrace life and faced her illness with positivity. Many aspects of her journey can be found on her blog.

"Leah was best known and much loved as Zoe Tate in Emmerdale. She also had roles in Judge John Deed, A Touch of Frost, The Royal Today and DCI Banks to name just a few, as well as numerous appearances on stage and in pantomime. As well as acting, Leah was also an accomplished yoga teacher and shamanic healer.

"Leah had an energy and enthusiasm for life, a kind heart and much love to give to those around her.

"Her family have asked for privacy at this very sad time."

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