London: Actress Lynda Bellingham, who was diagnosed with cancer in July 2013, died "in her husband's arms", confirms her agent Sue Latimer.

Bellingham was suffering from terminal bowel cancer.

"Lynda died peacefully in her husband's arms yesterday (Sunday) at a London hospital," said her agent in a statement on behalf of her family, reports

"Her family would like to thank the nurses and staff for their tremendous care and support. Actor, writer and presenter - to the end Lynda was a consummate professional," her agent added.

The former chat show "Loose Women" panellist was recently admitted to a hospital here. She had decided to end her treatment Aug 13 and hoped to have one last Christmas with her family.

She leaves behind husband Michael, 59 and her sons Michael, 31, and Robbie, 26.

She has also featured in TV shows like "General Hospital" and "Doctor Who".