Home and Away actress dies of breast cancer
Emmett acted in the Australian soap Home and Away
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Saturday, 11, Nov 2006 07:50
A former Home and Away actress has died of breast cancer aged just 32.
Belinda Emmett, who played Rebecca Fisher on the Australian soap between 1996 and 1999, was originally diagnosed with breast cancer in 1998 while she was still acting for the show.
She survived the initial attack of the cancer, having undergone surgery and radiotherapy. After enjoying a period of remission before she developed secondary bone cancer in 2001, however, which she finally succumbed to five years later.
"It is with great sadness we advise that Belinda Emmett's battle with cancer has ended," Emmett's family said in a statement.
Her husband, Australian TV personality Rove McManus, was by her side when she passed away.
Emmett's death comes on the same day as pop star Kylie Minogue made her triumphant return from an 18-month break during which she successfully fought a battle with breast cancer.