British actress Hilary Heath has died from complications caused by coronavirus at the age of 74.
Hilary Heath was best known for starring in Wuthering Heights (1970), The File of the Golden Goose (1969), and The Oblong Box (1969).
Confirming the news in a moving tribute on Facebook, Heath’s Godson Alex Williams wrote,
“We lost my wonderful Godmother Hilary Heath to COVID-19 last week. Hilary had many careers, starting out as a screen and stage actress in the 1960s and 1970s, and then re-inventing herself as a producer in the 1990s, making films like Nil by Mouth (Gary Oldman) and An Awfully Big Adventure (Hugh Grant, Alan Rickman).”
“Her most remarkable re-invention came in her mid-60s, when she won a master’s degree from Oxford in psychology and became an addiction counsellor, specialising in CBT. She worked at clinics all over the world, often for free, often with very deprived and distressed individuals, and she regarded this as her most valuable work by far. She was a force of nature, and I can’t bear it that she is no longer with us.”
Heath joins a long list of celebrities who have all lost their lives due to the illness including Allen Garfield, John Prine, Hal Willner, Jay Benedict, Forrest Campton, Lee Fierro, Eddie Large and more.