BBC TV Star Maddy Anholt’s Cause of Sudden Death Released
Maddy Anholt’s cause of death was announced by her heartbroken family on her GoFundMe. The BBC star and This Morning guest passed away at the age of 35 on September 13, 2023.
Her death was announced on Wednesday night, in a post written by her family on her GoFundMe page. Anholt had been diagnosed with a ‘rare and aggressive’ form of brain cancer after the birth of her child, Opal, just last year.
The statement read: “It is with profound sorrow that we announce the death of Maddy Anholt, our beloved daughter, sister, twin, friend, wife and mother, who left this world on Wednesday 13th September, aged 35.
“You may know that shortly after the birth of her incredible daughter Opal last year, Maddy was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of brain cancer.”
The statement went on “She handled the ensuing surgery and treatment with astonishing grace and courage, accompanied every step of the way by her family and devoted husband, Ben.
“She spent her final weeks at her parents’ home, Sunflower House, bathed in love and calm, and with the sounds of nature all around.
“In her short life, Maddy accomplished so much. She was a marathon-runner, author, speaker, actor and Ambassador for Women’s Aid.
“Her debut book was published in 2022 and her first fiction will be published soon. As an actor, she appeared in sitcoms for the BBC, ITV and Channel 4, while as a speaker she led numerous masterclasses, including for the Guardian.”
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Family Announced Maddy Anholt’s Cause of Death
Brain cancer was This Morning star Maddy Anholt’s cause of death at the age of 35. She was diagnosed with rare and aggressive brain cancer following the birth of her daughter.
Anholt starred on This Morning in 2020 alongside Rochelle Humes and Phillip Schofield.
She starred in three episodes of The Emily Atack Show and in two episodes of the TV series Jerk.
Her family said in the statement: “We are overwhelmed with gratitude to the many friends who have upheld us with their love and prayers during this difficult time, as well as the countless nurses, doctors, and the NHS as a whole, who treated her with unfailing dignity and compassion.
“In particular we would like to thank the magnificent team at Seaton Hospice at Home, who are the embodiment of empathy, professionalism and love.”
The heartbroken family concluded: “We ask you not to send flowers but if you feel moved to make a small donation, this fundraiser has been set up to provide for Maddy’s one-year-old daughter, Opal.
“Alternatively, you might consider a contribution to Maddy’s favourite charity, Women’s Aid. Maddy was a powerful advocate for women’s rights and on publication of her debut book.
“She was invited to become an Ambassador for Women’s Aid, which she carried out with characteristic energy and humour: www.womensaid.org.uk/give.
“Wherever you are, please join us at 6pm BST on Saturday 16th September, to light a candle. Pray, meditate, and hold our precious Maddy in your hearts as she returns to the stars. With love, Cathy, Laurence, Claire, Tom and Ben.”
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