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Actor Corin Redgrave dies, aged 70.

Summary: Actor and political activist Corin Redgrave - a member of the famous theatrical dynasty - has died, aged 70.

Actor and political activist Corin Redgrave - a member of the famous theatrical dynasty - has died, aged 70.

The stage, TV and film star passed away surrounded by his family after being taken ill over the weekend.

A statement issued by Redgrave's wife, Kika Markham, and family said: "Corin Redgrave has died today. He was taken ill at home in the early hours of Sunday morning.

"He died very peacefully surrounded by his family. We will miss him so very much."

Redgrave was brother to Vanessa and Lynn Redgrave and the son of actor and director Michael Redgrave.

His daughter, from his first marriage to Deirdre Hamilton-Hill, is the actress Jemma Redgrave. Redgrave also had three sons. He was uncle to film and TV stars Joely Richardson and Natasha Richardson. Natasha died last year following a ski accident.

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