The Saddle Club’s Cathy Godbold Has Tragically Passed Away

Rest in peace...

Hayley Mitchelhill-Miller

5 May 2018

Hayley Mitchelhill-Miller

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Australian actress Catherine Godbold, best known for her roles in shows such as The Saddle Club (as Deborah Hale Regency) and Home And Away, has sadly passed away at the age of 43. 

A spokesperson from the family confirmed the tragic news, revealing that her death has come after a decade long battle with brain cancer. 

In May of 2007, Catherine was diagnosed with brain cancer, which forced her to quit her role on The Saddle Club before it was renewed for a third season. 

When first diagnosed, she said, “It was a terrible shock to find out I was ill. Because I am young and healthy I have a much better chance of beating it. I want to get healthy and get back to work as soon as possible. I feel tired as the treatment does knock you for six."

According to Nine News, Catherine had the tumour removed and underwent radiotherapy, and managed to beat the disease, but has now succumb to the illness more than a decade later. 

Ross Mitchell, Catherine’s stepfather, told The Daily Telegraph that she had been in hospital in January of this year with a broken foot when she learned her cancer had returned aggressively. 

"The cancer reappeared in the same place and it was impossible to treat it and certainly impossible to operate.

"It progressed at a very, very quick rate, much quicker than anybody expected."

Catherine’s passing has come six months after her mothers, Rosemary Margan

We send our love out to her family and friends during this emotional time, and hope that wherever Catherine is now, she is at peace. 

May her legacy live on. 

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