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Dana Rose Falcone
January 31, 2015 05:40 PM

British actress Geraldine McEwan died on Friday at age 82.

In a statement, her children, Greg and Claudia, said she “passed away peacefully” on Jan. 30 after suffering a severe stroke at the end of October, for which had been hospitalized in recent months.

“Her family would like to thank the staff at Charing Cross Hospital who cared for her incredibly well,” McEwan s children said in the statement.

McEwan appeared in plays, television shows and films, and is best known for playing Miss Marple, Agatha Christie’s spinster consultant detective, in 12 episodes that aired on ITV from 2004 to 2009.

She also shared the stage with Laurence Olivier in five plays, and worked with Kevin Costner in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.

In 1991, McEwan won the BAFTA award for best actress for her performance in Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit.

McEwan’s husband, Hugh Cruttwell, died in 2002. She is survived by her two children.

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