Corin Redgrave has died at the age of 70

Actor Corin Redgrave, has died at the age of 70.

A member of the Redgrave acting dynasty, he was the son of Sir Michael Redgrave, brother of Vanessa and Lynn Redgrave and uncle of the late Natasha Richardson.

He died on 6 April at St George's Hospital in London, after taking ill at home in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The cause of death was not announced, but he has suffered ill health for some years. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2000 and suffered a major heart attack at a political meeting in Essex in 2005.

A statement issued by his widow Kika Markham said he died "very peacefully surrounded by his family."

Corin Redgrave's London stage credits "Pericles, Prince of Tyre" at the Globe in 2005; "Tynan" at the Arts in 2005; "King Lear" at the Albery in 2005; "Honour" at the Cottesloe, NT in 2003; "No Man's Land" at the Lyttleton, NT in 2001; "Song at Twilight", at the Gielgud in 1999; "Not About Nightingales" at the Cottesloe, NT in 1998; "HRH" at the Playhouse in 1997; "Marat/Sade" at the Olivier, NT in 1997; GENERAL FROM AMERICA for the RSC at the Barbican Pit in 1997.

He was a lifelong activist in left-wing politics, and was part of a 2004 bid to impeach Tony Blair over the invasion of Iraq.

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