Briony McRoberts, a Scottish actress who was married to “Downton Abbey” star David Robb, has taken her own life at the age of 56, reports the BBC. Her body was found on the tracks at Fulham Broadway station just
after 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday (July 17).
“It’s just a terrible, terrible loss of a wonderful woman,” says McRoberts’ agent Kate Threlfall. “She was a wonderful woman who had troubles and she will be very much
missed. She was so well-loved and was the most vibrant character you could
hope to meet. It is just a tragedy.”
McRoberts’ best known screen credit in the U.S. was as Margo Fassbender in the 1976 movie “The Pink Panther Strikes Again.” In the U.K., she also appeared on series “Take the High Road” and “Bachelor Father.” She was also known in England as a gifted stage actress. She and Robb did not have any children.
U.K. entertainers have been offering their condolences and remembrances Twitter:
“Still shocked & saddened at the passing of the delightful Briony McRoberts. A lovely lady & a great actress. She’ll be much missed.” — Colin McCredie
“Sad sad news about the death of Briony McRoberts.I shared a thousand laughs with her on High Road.My thoughts are with David.RIP Briony.” — Andy Cameron
“R.I.P Briony McRoberts. Gorgeous human being & actor. My deepest heartfelt love and wishes to David Robb her wonderful husband.” — Kenny Doughty