Count Zero wrote:
Yes, some reports mentioned she died of cancer. Sometimes, this disease can progress very quickly. But it's also possible she had been struggling with it for a while without the public knowing.
Certainly Frazer Hines battled cancer for years and never revealed this until a decade later. But there's also been cases of people feeling fine, then feeling a bit ill, getting diagnosed, and dying within a week. Unless her family explains what happened, it's all guesswork.
I just remembered she'd written an autobiography that was scheduled for publication this summer. I'll have to get that.