Cathy Godbold has died at the age of 43 after losing a ten year battle with brain cancer.
The actress is known for her role on hit Australian soap Home and Away, on which she played the role of Meg Bowman.
Cathy appeared on the soap in 1992 and took part in a well-remembered storyline which featured her character’s battle with Leukemia.
Show viewers will recall her character pass away while she watched the sun rise for a final time in her boyfriend Blake Dean’s arms.
Cathy’s close friend Sally Browne revealed that she was upbeat in her final weeks, despite her diagnosis.
She told 9NEWS: “She would sit bolt upright and dance whenever Coldplay CDs were played at her hospital bedside.
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“Cathy was a wonderful, young woman and a very talented young actress,” she said.
“But like all brain tumours, it eventually took over and it was just a tragic, tragic end.
“We also had her scrapbooks there and were reading to her – so there were some beautiful, poignant moments as well.”
Cathy was first diagnosed with cancer in July 2007 and had a brain tumour removed before having chemotherapy treatment.
Fans have taken to Twitter to pay tribute to Cathy, with one fan writing: “Oh this is sad news. I was so fond of Cathy Godbold as Meg on Home and Away back in the day.”
Another said: “So sad to hear about Cathy Godbold’s passing. As ‘Meg’ she was one half of the first big Home and Away super couple. I had the chance to meet her a few years ago – she was absolutely divine to boot. Brain cancer claims another magnificent life.”
A third wrote: “RIP CathyGodbold, you were such a massive part of my childhood.”