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Young Actress Takes Final Breath After Fighting For Her Life- She Was Only 43 Years Old

May 07, 2018

Cathy Godbold, an international actress, took her final breaths after fighting to beat brain cancer. She was only 43-years-old when she lost her battle. 

Cathy was first diagnosed with brain cancer in July 2007. For the next 11 years, she would go on to fight two traumatic and invasive brain tumors. 

In her younger years, Cathy was known for her international roles in Home and Away and Blue Heelers.


After years of fighting cancer and undergoing serious chemotherapy, Cathy believed that she was in remission. She spent the next several months believing that she would not come in contact with the deadly tumors again. Sadly, her health took another turn...

Cathy's mother, also a famous international star, passed away in 2017. Days after her mother's death, she learned that the cancer had returned and that it was more aggressive than before. She also learned that same exact place in her brain was being attacked by the cancer, and that her odds of beating it twice were slim to none. 


Her stepfather shared the heartbreaking news by confirming that the cancer "reappeared in the same place and it was impossible to treat it and certainly impossible to operate." He continued to share that it "progressed at a very, very quick rate, much quicker than anybody expected."


Knowing that her cancer had returned only months after losing her mother caused massive stress for Cathy, and she quickly began to feel overwhelmed. 


Tragically, her tumors took a drastic turn, and in Cathy's final days, she experienced a seizure.


She remained in bed where she would rest as her family took turns visiting. When she felt well enough, "She would sit bolt upright and dance whenever Coldplay CDs were played at her hospital bedside," her close friend, Sally Browne, told 9NEWS.

Please pray for her friends and family during this difficult time. 

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