Patricia Neal dies from lung cancer aged 84

Last Updated: Aug 10, 2010, 16:06 PM IST

London: Actress Patricia Neal has died from lung cancer at the age of 84.

The Oscar- winning actress was the former wife of author Roald Dahl and the grandmother of supermodel-turned-chef Sophie Dahl. She passed away surrounded by relatives.

The night before her death in the US, at home in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, she reassured her family: “I’ve had a lovely time,” reports the Daily Express.

A statement from her four surviving children and other family members read: “She faced her final illness as she had all of the many trials she endured: with indomitable grace, good humour and a great deal of her self-described stubbornness.”

ANI