Jill Gascoine

British actress and novelist

Jill Gascoine (11 April 1937 – 28 April 2020) was a British actress and novelist. She was best known for her role as Detective Inspector Maggie Forbes in the 1980s television series The Gentle Touch and its spin-off series C.A.T.S. Eyes. In the 1990s, she also became a novelist and has published three books.

Jill Gascoine
Born(1937-04-11)11 April 1937
Lambeth, London, England, UK
Died28 April 2020(2020-04-28) (aged 83)
OccupationActress, novelist
Spouse(s)Bill Keith (divorced)
Alfred Molina (m. 1986)
Children2

In June 2013, Gascoine publicly revealed that she has Alzheimer's disease.[1] In November 2016 her husband, Alfred Molina, reported that she was "in a very advanced stage of Alzheimer's", and had been in a specialist care home for over two years.[2] She died from the disease on 28 April 2020, aged 83.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Graham, Caroline (9 June 2013). "TV's Gentle Touch star Jill Gascoine, 76, reveals she has been hit by Alzheimer's". MailOnline. Retrieved 8 November 2016.
  2. Power, Vicki (4 November 2016). "Alfred Molina: 'My mother and I had a few moments that were like the third act of Aida'". The Guardian. Retrieved 8 November 2016.
  3. Moses, Toby (29 April 2020). "The Gentle Touch star Jill Gascoine dies aged 83". The Guardian. Retrieved 29 April 2020.

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