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11th November 2006, 11:05 PM
Actor Belinda Emmett, wife of television personality Rove McManus, has died after a long battle with cancer.

She died at St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney, early on Saturday morning, with her husband by her side.

"It is with great sadness we advise that Belinda Emmett's battle with cancer has ended," Emmett's family said in a statement.

"Belinda passed away just after dawn this morning at St Vincent's Hospital in Sydney with her family and husband by her side.

"Those close to her have requested respect for their privacy at this time."

Emmett grew up on NSW's Central Coast and got her acting break when she appeared on popular long-running soap Home and Away, playing Rebecca Fisher, between 1996 and 1999.

She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1998 at the age of 24.

The actor successfully underwent surgery to remove a malignant tumour, followed by six weeks of radiotherapy.

In 2001, Emmett was diagnosed with secondary bone cancer.

The Seven Network paid tribute to Emmett.

"Our deepest sympathy is extended to Belinda's family who have supported her through this illness," Seven said in a statement.

"During Belinda's time on Home and Away and All Saints, she made many long-lasting friendships.

"Her acting ability and her warmth made her a joy to work with and her spirit will be remembered."

On Home and Away, Emmett played Rebecca Fisher/Nash from 1996 to 1999.

She was diagnosed with breast cancer while working on the show in 1998, at the age of 24.

Emmett played Jodi Horner on medical drama All Saints from 2000 to 2001.

Prime Minister John Howard also offered his condolences.

"I was very saddened to learn of the death of Belinda Emmett," Mr Howard told AAP after learning of the actor's passing.

"She fought a very courageous battle against cancer.

"On behalf of (my wife) Janette and myself, I extend my deepest sympathies to her husband, Rove McManus, and her family and friends."

My thoughts go out to Belinda's family and husband Rove at this very sad time ............. poor Rove ....... he loved he's wife dearly... my heart goes out to him.

RIP Belinda :frown:


11th November 2006, 11:07 PM
:frown: :frown: :frown:

Such a young age too :frown: :frown:

Taffy aka SuzieQ
11th November 2006, 11:20 PM
:frown: :frown: :cry: R.I.P Belinda our thoughts and prayers are with the family

11th November 2006, 11:22 PM
awww how awful.

r.i.p :frown:

Groovy 40
12th November 2006, 03:53 AM
as soon as i read this post her name sprang to mind & i remembered that she played "Rebecca" (Donald Fisher's "old flatheads"daughter) on Home and Away!! my thoughts & prayers go out to her family

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12th November 2006, 05:35 AM

12th November 2006, 06:13 AM
[quote="Groovy Les"]as soon as i read this post her name sprang to mind & i remembered that she played "Rebecca" (Donald Fisher's "old flatheads"daughter) on Home and Away!! [quote]

what a beautiful person she was too .. inside and out :love:



Carlene Lydia
12th November 2006, 06:18 AM
:( :frown:

i was totally shocked when I heard this on the news yesterday... she was far too young to lose her life... my thoughts and prayers are with rove and the family too..

12th November 2006, 09:04 AM
Such a wonderful person taken too soon :frown:

RIP Belinda Emmett :(

12th November 2006, 09:11 AM
Such sad news :(

Thoughts with her family and friends



12th November 2006, 09:53 AM

12th November 2006, 09:56 AM
Sad news That R.I.P
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12th November 2006, 09:57 AM
r.i.p belinda :(

i really like her in home and away
and she was so good in that

it is so sad that she lost her fight with cancer
and she was so young

my thoughts are with her family as this sad time

cancer is a horrible illness

i lost my brother to cancer 5 years ago
and he had it twice and he was 30

12th November 2006, 10:06 AM
I am so sorry to hear that sad news :frown: R.I.P Belinda
And my thouhts are with famliy and friends

12th November 2006, 11:15 AM
What a terrible tragedy R.I.P. Belinda.

12th November 2006, 11:30 AM
Very sad news.

My thought are with her family :friends:

~Shaz~ (aka DubGal)
12th November 2006, 11:37 AM
:cry: :cry: R.I.P.