TV star dies after secret cancer battle

REBECCA Balding, star of tv shows Soap and Charmed, has died aged 73.

The actress passed away following a battle with ovarian cancer, her family confirmed.

The veteran stage and screen actress’ husband James L. Conway confirmed to Deadline that Balding passed away on July 18 in Park City, Utah.

Her cousin Caroline Williams tweeted to pay her respects, writing: “While we were not close in adulthood, she was a profound influence on my curiosity about show business and acting.

“Mother, wife, actress. Did it all.”

On Soap, Balding played the recurring character Carol David, an attorney and the mother of Jodie Dallas’ child.

More to follow…