British actress Hilary Dwyer,who is best known for her acting roles in films,Witchfinder General and Wuthering Heights has died from complications arising for the novel Coronavirus.
The actress who was born 6 May 1945, Liverpool, United Kingdom is also known as Hilary Heath.She began acting in the late 1960s and early 1970s, during which she starred in a number of horror films from American International Pictures.
The actress also appeared in several TV shows including The Avengers, The Challengers, Man at the Top and Space: 1999.
Her godson, Alex Williams penned down a tribute to her on Facebook .
“We lost my wonderful Godmother Hilary Heath to Covid-19 last week. Hilary had many careers, starting out as a screen and stage actress in the 1960s and 1970s, and then re-inventing herself as a producer in the 1990s, making films like Nil by Mouth (Gary Oldman) and An Awfully Big Adventure (Hugh Grant, Alan Rickman).
“Her most remarkable re-invention came in her mid-60s, when she won a master’s degree from Oxford in psychology and became an addiction counsellor, specialising in CBT. She worked at clinics all over the world, often for free, often with very deprived and distressed individuals, and she regarded this as her most valuable work by far. She was a force of nature, and I can’t bear it that she is no longer with us.”
Heath joins a long list of celebrities who have all lost their lives due to the illness including Allen Garfield, John Prine, Hal Willner, Jay Benedict, Forrest Campton, Lee Fierro, Eddie Large and more.
In 1974 she married the talent agent Duncan Heath, with whom she had two children Laura and Daniel, and helped to found Duncan Heath Associates, which later became The Independent Talent Group. The couple divorced in 1989.
Hilary Heath is survived by her son, Big Eyes composer Daniel Heath and her daughter, Laura.