London: Actress Margaret Tyzack passed away following a brief illness. She was 79.
The star - believed to have had cancer - died "peacefully at home" June 25, her agent said.
Tyzack was an established classical stage actress and won two Olivier awards and a Tony award for her work. She is best known for her role as Winifred in television series ‘The Forsyte Saga’.
She appeared briefly in long-running soap ‘Eastenders’ earlier this year, but had to drop out due to health reasons, reports dailystar.co.uk.
Tyzack was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1970 and became a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2010.