9 Aug 2010

Actress Patricia Neal dies

9:41 pm on 9 August 2010

It is being reported that the Oscar-winning American actress Patricia Neal has died from lung cancer. She was 84.

Neal won an Academy Award for her role in the 1963 film Hud, but gave up acting two years later at 39 after suffering a series of strokes, the BBC reports.

She returned to the screen after rehabilitation to earn a further Oscar and several Emmy nominations.

Neale was married to author Roald Dahl for 30 years and is the grandmother of model and television presenter Sophie Dahl and mother of Tessa Dahl.