The acting world's Redgrave family has been hit by another tragedy - Lynn Redgrave has died aged 67.

The Oscar-nominated Georgy Girl star's death comes 14 months after her niece Natasha Richardson lost her life following a skiing accident and a month after brother Corin passed away. Redgrave died on Sunday night at her home in New York.

Recent tabloid reports suggested the revered British thespian was losing her seven-year battle with breast cancer and shocked friends when she arrived at brother Corin's funeral in London in a wheelchair.

One bystander said, "She looks like she only has weeks to live."

Redgrave underwent a mastectomy and chemotherapy treatments in her adopted New York in 2003.