Lynda Bellingham: Tributes Paid After Actress Dies at 66!

British actress and presenter Lynda Bellingham, who had cancer, has died at the age of 66, her agent has confirmed.

Sue Latimer said she died yesterday “in her husband’s arms”.

The actress, best known for her long-running role as a mother in the Oxo TV adverts, had been battling colon cancer since being diagnosed in July 2013.

Bellingham said she had planned to end her treatment to limit her family’s suffering after it spread to her lungs and liver.

In a statement on behalf of Bellingham’s family, Mrs Latimer said: “Lynda died peacefully in her husband’s arms yesterday at a London hospital.”

She added: “Actor, writer and presenter – to the end Lynda was a consummate professional.”

Bellingham was also known for such shows as All Creatures Great and Small and in recent years was on the panel of ITV’s Loose Women.

Husband Michael Pattemore told Yours magazine, for which his late wife was a columnist, that she had been unable to die at home as she had hoped.

“She was in too much pain and they didn’t have it under control enough for me to be able to look after her,” he said.

He told the magazine: “I just want her to be remembered as an actress more than anything, not as a celebrity or one of the Loose Women.

“She started her career as an actress and never thought of herself as a celebrity – she’s always been an actress.”

Speaking earlier this month, Bellingham said her decision to give up chemotherapy was “a huge relief because I took back some control of myself”.

The first 20 minutes of Monday’s Loose Women was dedicated to the show’s former co-host.

“The mood is very different in the studio today,” host Ruth Langsford said. “It’s a very sad day for us here on Loose Women… but we want this to be a celebration of Lynda.”

Bellingham’s friend Christopher Biggins gave an emotional tribute, telling the show: “Last night was a very difficult night, but I went to bed laughing, thinking of a joke she used to tell over and over again.

“It’s a blessing in a way, we don’t want her to suffer any more.”

Colleen Nolan, a panellist on the programme, was visibly moved but singer Jane McDonald, who also used to work on Loose Women, said Bellingham “would be mortified if we were all sad, weeping and wailing”.

She added: “We have to keep the spirit of Lynda alive.”

BM to Pay GlobalFoundries $1.5B!

IBM has made a seemingly odd decision in order to ditch its chipmaking business.

IBM will hand over to GlobalFoundries its semiconductor manufacturing operations, as well as its commercial microelectronics business, for $1.5 billion in cash, paid over three years, the companies announced Monday. However, in an odd twist, GlobalFoundries won’t be paying IBM to acquire those operations, but rather IBM will be paying GlobalFoundries to take the business off its hands.

IBM provided some insight into why it made the deal. In an investor statement, the company said that its semiconductor business has “lacked scale” and “has been generating losses.” IBM added that as semiconductor development becomes more sophisticated, more costs could pile up. By dumping the business now, IBM asserts that it can “free up capital to be reallocated to other areas.”

According to IBM’s second-quarter earnings, its microelectronics business saw revenue slide 18 percent from a year earlier.

As part of the deal, GlobalFoundries will become the owner and operator of IBM’s existing semiconductor manufacturing plants. IBM will also hand over intellectual property.

GlobalFoundries was created in 2009 when Advanced Micro Devices sold its manufacturing operations to Advanced Technology Investment Co., which is wholly owned by the government of Abu Dhabi, a part of the United Arab Emirates.

GlobalFoundries did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Happy Birthday Kim Kardashian!

ABOUT
Rose to fame on Keeping Up with the Kardashians alongside sisters Khloe, Kourtney, Kylie, and Kendall; brother Rob, and mother Kris. She has had tremendous success as an entrepreneur, launching clothing lines.

BEFORE FAME
She attended the same preschool as another future socialite, Paris Hilton.

TRIVIA
She had a cameo appearance in a January 2009 episode of CBS’s How I Met Your Mother.

FAMILY LIFE
She had a daughter named North on June 15, 2013 with rap star Kanye West, whom she married on May 24, 2014. Her father was a lawyer who represented O. J. Simpson in the famous murder trial. She divorced Damon Thomas in 2004 and NBA player Kris Humphries in 2011.

ASSOCIATED WITH
She began dating Kanye West in 2012, and Kanye announced that they were going to have a baby during a concert in Atlantic City in December, 2012.

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