Obituary: Maddy Anholt

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Friends and colleagues of Maddy Anholt have paid tribute after the actress, comedian and author died aged 35.

Anholt ran the London Marathon in 2018 to raise money for The National Brain Appeal and also campaigned against domestic abuse. She was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer shortly after giving birth to her daughter, Opal, last year. She died at her parents’ home ‘bathed in love and calm, and with the sounds of nature all around.’

Anholt’s TV appearances included ITV series The Emily Atack Show, BBC Three comedy Sunny D and appearances on the This Morning daytime show.  She also had her own BBC Radio comedy series about a failing vape cafe, set in Dundee, called No Smoke in 2017.

A GoFundMe website set up by Anholt’s family to provide for Maddy’s one-year-old daughter has already broken its £10,000 target, raising more than £14,000 in just two days. You can donate here.

Alternatively, you can contribute to Maddy’s favourite charity, Women’s Aid. Maddy was a powerful advocate for women’s rights and on publication of her debut book she was invited to become an Ambassador for Women’s Aid, which she carried out with characteristic energy and humour.

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