Rebekah Gibbs dead: Casualty star dies after battle with cancer, aged 41

The actress played Nina Farr in over 100 episodes of the BBC medical drama

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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.

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.

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."