Betty Bobbitt has died after suffering a « major stroke » that took her to the hospital for five days before she died / p>
Betty Bobbitt has died at the age of 81 after a « severe stroke, » her family announced.
Betty was best known for playing Judy Bryant in Prisoner: Cell Block H and had spent almost a week in the hospital before she passed away on Monday.
The actress’ son, Christopher Hill, shared the news on Facebook, writing: « Unfortunately, mother passed away at 10:20 this morning after five nights in the hospital.
« She was peaceful and in no pain. Thank you for your support and sorry if I can’t answer all of them, but I’ll try. I’ll post more later. «
Betty starred in three of the Crocodile Dundee films alongside Paul Hogan. She has also appeared on television shows such as A Country Practice, All Saints, and Blue Heelers.
He wrote on social media on Wednesday: « We are very devastated and are struggling to cope with such a sudden event.
« My mother was a legend, inspiration, mentor, and icon to so many.
« She is fine and in no pain that we can see, but the prognosis is not good. She is not expected to recover. «
Betty played one of the longest running characters in Prisoner Cell Block H, taking on the role of Judy Bryant from 1980 to 1985.
She was originally supposed to stay in the role for 13 weeks but played it for 430 episodes.
Betty starred in the Crocodile Dundee films with Paul Hogan and also guest-starred on Neighbors last year.
She was born in Manhattan, New York in 1939 and decided to travel to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career when she was 18 years old.
Her life changed forever when she went to Australia for an initial six month stay in 1962, but she stayed for the rest of her life.
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