Rebekah Gibbs has died after a six year battle with cancer.
The former Casualty actress played the part of Nina Farr for over 100 episodes of the long-running BBC medical series between 2004 and 2006.
"Darling Rebekah Gibbs, a true inspiration and dazzling light, never to be forgotten," her agent, Belfield and Ward, tweeted earlier.
Darling Rebekah Gibbs - a true inspiration and dazzling light - never to be forgotten. pic.twitter.com/4VAsZcS3gWBelfield Ward (@BelfieldWard) November 11, 2014
She exited the series in 2008 in order to start a family.
However, she was diagnosed with cancer shortly before the birth of her daughter, Gigi.
"After a week and a half of being prodded and poked, I’d been given the most horrendous news," she said at the time.
"At the age of 35, I had an aggressive form of breast cancer: grade three."
Recovering from her initial bout with the disease, she was given the five-year all clear by doctors earlier this year.
So sad to hear lovely Rebekah Gibbs has passed away.She lit up every room with her smile positivity.R.I.P. pic.twitter.com/JHzyUSMWdVJames Redmond (@James_Redmond_1) November 12, 2014
Very sad to hear Rebekah Gibbs has passed away. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends. R.I.P Rebekah.Louise Dearman (@LouiseDearman) November 12, 2014
What sad news to hear of the passing of Rebekah Gibbs.Another star taken too early from us.A reminder that every single moment is precious xLee Bright (@actorleebright) November 12, 2014
Shortly afterwards, however, she learned that the disease had returned after suffering a seizure on holiday with her family in Devon.
"Within an hour I was in A&E. I was quickly diagnosed with two brain tumours, plus one in the neck and a lesion on my lung," The Mirror quoted her as saying in April.
"She was the most gracious person. I had huge admiration for her. We were so proud of her being in Casualty," a neighbour of Gibbs told the Evening Standard.
"She was a wonderful mother. It will be a huge loss she gave me such joy.
"It was such a joy to see a beautiful mother with such a beautiful daughter. For me Remembrance Sunday will always be about Rebekah now."Reuse content