There is very sad news today as it has been revealed that Casualty actress, Rebekah Gibbs, has passed away following a long battle with cancer.
The 41-year-old actress discovered she had breast cancer when she was weeks away from giving birth to her daughter, Gigi back in 2008.
At the time, Rebekah was told it was probably benign but when her daughter was only months old, she decided to get further tests it was discovered she sadly had an aggressive form of cancer.
Rebekah was given the five-year all clear seven months ago but was discovered to have two brain tumours back in August after she suffered a seizure while on holiday in the UK.
Rebekah opened up about the new diagnosis, explaining: “I was in Devon with my family when I had a huge seizure. Within an hour I was A&E. I was quickly diagnosed with two brain tumours,plus on the neck and a lesion on my lung.”
The mum opened up about the moment she discovered the lump in her breast, heartbreakingly writing: “I close my eyes and I am right back there, in front of the TV, feeling petrified as I desperately run my finger above my baby bump and under my breast, willing the lump to disappear.”
Tributes for the actress have been pouring in from her friends and co-stars.
Darling Rebekah Gibbs - a true inspiration and dazzling light - never to be forgotten. pic.twitter.com/4VAsZcS3gW— Belfield & Ward (@BelfieldWard) November 11, 2014
Our thoughts are with her family at this painful time.