British actress Jill Gascoine has lost her life after a 10-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease at 3.33 pm today. She was best known for her role as a detective Inspector Maggie Forbes in the 1980s TV series ‘The Gentle Touch’.
Her son Adam confirmed the news of her death in a post on Facebook. He wrote that she suffered from Alzheimer’s for 10 years. Today was a thankful release. The feeling is relieved as she is not suffering anymore.”
Family announced that there will be no memorial services due to coronavirus pandemic. Jill’s son announced that family will hold two services one in London for UK friends and family and one in Los Angeles for the friends and family in US.
Adam wrote: “She was a wonderful human and a spirit of truth and absolute, unconditional love. There was no other.”
Her step-daughter Rachel Molina paid tribute to her. She took to instagram and wrote: “We lost someone very special in our family in the early hours of this morning. My beautiful step mum Jill. She passed away peacefully after living with Alzheimer’s for 10yrs. Before this she was the most wonderful actress and dancer.”