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Megan Williams

Megan Williams

1956 - 2000

Megan Williams died at the age of 43 on the 17th April 2000. Her acting career had begun at the tender age of six months, when she appeared as an abandoned baby in an episode of Robin Hood. At the time, her parents, David and Chin Yu Williams, were appearing in a West End production of South Pacific opposite Mary Martin.

When the family moved to Sydney, Australia, Megan continued to act, with her first notable role in the Grundy soap Class of '74. Her big acting break came a few years later, when she was picked for the role of publican's daughter Alice in The Sullivans. Alice went on to marry Jim Sullivan and became a major character in the Nine Network show.

Megan stayed with the soap until the end of its run, by which time she was established as one of Australia's most popular actresses. She followed up her success with the role of Kate Baker in the mini-series Anzacs, which won her a silver Logie award for best actress.

Her last big television part was as secretary Cassie Jones in the hit series Return to Eden. When that show finished, Megan was chosen to take over the lead role of Grizabella in the Sydney production of Cats.

Megan had a twelve year relationship with the Cold Chisel singer/guitarist Ian Moss, which took her to both LA and London. On one trip to London, Megan appeared in an episode of the popular British soap EastEnders, as Aussie barmaid Nancy Jenkins. Although Moss and Megan discussed marriage, the couple eventually parted.

Following a breast cancer operation in 1997, Megan became increasingly interested in health and fitness. She set up a studio in Double Bay, Sydney, and then Surry Hills, specialising in the muscle-toning programme Pilates.

It was Christmas 1999 when Megan complained of pains in her neck. At first, whiplash was suspected, as Megan had recently been in a car accident. However, a doctor then diagnosed cancer. Sadly, Megan died only a few months later, at the Sacred Heart Hospice, Darlinghurst.

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