Actress Cornelia Frances, who was best-known for her role as Alf Stewart's sister Morag Bellingham in Home & Away, has passed away at the age of 77.

The Liverpool-born actress, who was the niece of renowned filmmaker Michael Powell, had been battling bladder cancer after being diagnosed last year, as well as other recent health problems including a fractured hip bone and a throat ulcer. 

After emigrating from the UK to Australia in 1970, she enjoyed huge success on the small screen with roles in TV shows like Sons and Daughters, The Young Doctors and as host of the Australian version of The Weakest Link.

She first appeared as Morag Bellingham in Home & Away from 1988 until 1993, and then again on a semi-regular basis from 2001 until 2017.


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