Doctor Who actress Mary Tamm's husband dies after giving eulogy at her funeral
The husband of 1980s Doctor Who actress Mary Tamm died just hours after giving a eulogy at her funeral.
Marcus Ringrose is believed to have had a heart attack at his home in Battersea after reading a tribute at his wife's funeral last Tuesday.
Mr Ringrose's agent, Barry Langford, said his client had been at his computer replying to well-wishers, who wrote to him after his wife's death, when he collapsed.
Mrs Tamm, 62, who was best known for playing the first incarnation of the Doctor's companion Romana alongside Tom Baker, had been suffering from cancer for 18 months when she died in July.
She had a long career on stage and screen, with roles in films including The Odessa File and The Likely Lads, and a recurring role in soap Brookside as Penny Crosbie.
Her first professional job was at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre where she worked alongside Sir Derek Jacobi, Joan Sims and Ronnie Barker.
Tamm recently starred in television series Wire In The Blood, Paradise Heights and Jonathan Creek, her last role was in EastEnders, in which she played Orlenda in 2009.