The Break up and 4 Weddings and a Funeral star Anna Chancellor has introduced the dying of her solely daughter, Poppy, aged 36.
On Saturday (30 September), the actor shared the information that Poppy had died from leukaemia on her daughter’s Instagram web page.
“To all you fantastic and most-loved pals of Poppy. We ship you this message with our deepest love,” the heartfelt assertion started.
“On September 29 Poppy died, held tight by her quick household simply as she had wished.
“Regardless of each effort, her physique couldn’t proceed any longer. We will likely be eternally grateful to her form and loving care staff on the Royal Marsden. So we, her household and pals who all adore her be part of the opposite households who’ve misplaced family members far too younger.”
The message added that her household would proceed to assist her “soul’s journey”, earlier than persevering with: “Poppy was and is an unbelievable life drive of creativity, compassion, wit, magnificence and sheer uniqueness. She reworked our lives, and we’re past grateful.”
Poppy was born in 1988 to Chancellor and the poet Jock Scot. She was an illustrator and artist who had labored for manufacturers akin to Adidas and Cath Kidston.
In line with the Each day Mail, King Charles is rumoured to personal one in every of Poppy’s artworks, given to him as a thank-you after she attended an artists’ residence at his stately residence, Dumfries Home, in Ayrshire.
In Might, Poppy spoke to the publication forward of present process chemotherapy.
She mentioned: “I’m terrified and bodily exhausted – concurrently studying to speak to my physique and cells with loving defiance.”
Poppy had been preserving her social media followers up to date on her well being. In addition to sharing movies of herself dancing, which she dubbed “the most effective drugs”, Poppy lately posted a picture of herself in a hospital mattress after a stem cell transplant in August.
Anna Chancellor has acted on display since 1990, starting with a job within the cleaning soap opera Jupiter Moon.
Within the Nineties, Chancellor was identified for enjoying barrister Julia Piper within the authorized drama sequence Kavanagh QC in addition to enjoying Caroline Bingley within the 1995 BBC adaptation of Satisfaction and Prejudice.
Different recognisable roles embrace Henrietta “Duckface” in 4 Weddings and a Funeral, Woman Anstruther on Downton Abbey, and Melanie Aickman in seasons two and three of the BBC household legislation drama The Break up.
Poppy was Chancellor’s solely little one.