The Redgrave acting family is coming to terms with the loss of another key member after the death of Lynn Redgrave at the age of 67.

The star of 1960s hit film Georgy Girl, who had many other successes on stage and screen, died at her home in the US state of Connecticut. She fought a seven-year battle against breast cancer.

Redgrave was sister to Vanessa and Corin and the daughter of actor and director Sir Michael.

She was aunt to film and TV star Joely Richardson and to Natasha Richardson, who died last year following a ski accident.

Corin died on April 6. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2000.

Lynn’s children Ben, Pema and Annabel were with her when she died, said publicist Rick Miramontez.

They said in a statement: “Our beloved mother Lynn Rachel passed away peacefully after a seven-year journey with breast cancer.

“She lived, loved and worked harder than ever before. The endless memories she created as a mother, grandmother, writer, actor and friend will sustain us for the rest of our lives.

“Our entire family asks for privacy through this difficult time.”

Director Michael Winner, who cast Redgrave in one of her first movies, said she had been “a joy”.