Charmed in mourning: death of a cult actress of the series, victim of cancer

Charmed in mourning: death of a cult actress from the series, victim of cancer

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Charmed in mourning: death of a cult actress of the series, victim of cancer

The Charmed series is mourning. We have just learned that actress Rebecca Balding, best known to fans for her role as Elise Rothman, died on Monday July 18, 2022 from cancer.

A few days after the disappearance of Charlotte Valandrey (Tomorrow belongs to us), the world of television is once again in mourning. It's Deadline who has just revealed the sad news, Rebecca Balding– one of the iconic actresses of the series Charmed (1998 – 2006) died at the age of 66. Note, however, that her age varies according to American sources, since it is sometimes claimed that the actress was actually 73 years old.

According to the first revelations revealed by her family with the press, the actress would have died this Monday, July 18, 2022 in Park City (USA) surrounded by her loved ones after having long fought against ovarian cancer.

An emblematic actress of Charmed

Discovered by the general public thanks to her role as Carol David in the series Soap in 1978 , Rebecca Balding's talent also allowed her to shine in the comedy Makin'it in 1979 in which she played Corky Crandall, but especially in the original series Charmed aired in the late 90s.

Remember, the actress played there between 2002 and 2006 Elise Rothman, who was none other than the unavoidable boss of Phoebe Halliwell (Alyssa Milano), who had a strong and unique bond with the young witch, considering her in particular as the girl she would have loved have. And for the little anecdote, she had even already appeared in the series from 1998, but with a totally different character: that of Aunt Jackie.

Charmed in mourning: death of a cult actress of the series, victim of cancer

Charmed: actress Rebecca Balding (Elise Rothman) is dead

Charmed in mourning: death of a cult actress of the series, victim of cancer

Charmed: actress Rebecca Balding (Elise Rothman) is dead

As a reminder, this is not the first time that a actress of Charmed unfortunately has to fight against cancer. In 2015, Shannen Doherty (Pure Halliwell) was also diagnosed with breast cancer. And if the star was in remission in 2017, the disease finally returned in 2020 in a more violent way. According to the actress, her cancer would now have reached stage 4, which means that she will never recover from it. It “can be treated, but not cured,” she told Variety at the time, which now forces her to live “with her illness for the rest of her life“.