Betty Marsden dies in London


London - Veteran comedy actress Betty Marsden has died at the age of 79, her daughter said yesterday.

The star of the 1960s BBC Radio series Round the Horne had been suffering from heart problems and pneumonia but appeared to have made a strong recovery. Her daughter, Lindsay Morgan, said Marsden died suddenly in the bar of the Actors' Benevolent Fund Home in Ruislip, northwest London, on Saturday night. "She had gone there for a couple of weeks and was having a drink with some friends. She didn't spill a drop," said Morgan.