Prisoner’s Betty Bobbitt has passed away at the age of 81, her son has confirmed.
“Sadly Mum passed away this morning at 10:20 am after 5 nights in hospital. She was peaceful and in no pain. Thank you for your support and apologies if I can’t respond to everyone but I will try. I will post more later,” her son Christopher Hill wrote in a Facebook post.
Best known for playing Judy Bryant in the Aussie series ‘Prisoner’, the 81-year-old died on November 30th after suffering from a stroke.
A day prior to her death, Christopher told fans that his mother wasn’t expected to recover from her “massive stroke”.
He wrote, “We are hugely devastated and struggling to come to terms with such a sudden event. My mum has been a legend, an inspiration, a mentor and icon for so many. She is comfortable and not in any pain that we can tell, but the prognosis is not good. She is not expected to recover.”
Ridiculously excited to have worked on #Neighbours’ anniversary tribute to #Prisoner. I was asked for my wish list and thrilled when people such as Betty and Jentah said yes. Thanks @vagg_stephen for bringing the story to life and @mann_reelmann for helping me get this snap ❤️ pic.twitter.com/dYgDVdqhW5
— Shane Isheev (@IsheevShane) February 26, 2019
Betty is also known for her roles alongside Paul Hogan in three of the Crocodile Dundee films, as well as guest appearances on A Country Practice, All Saints, Blue Heelers, and last year on Neighbours.
She is survived by her husband and their son, Christopher.
Rest in Peace, Betty.