CBBC star Chelsie Whibley has died after a long battle with cystic fibrosis and her family is paying tribute to the ‘beautiful’ actress.
Chelsea, 29, died after battling cystic fibrosis — an inherited condition that causes sticky mucus to build up in the lungs and digestive system.
Former Denmead actress Hants was taken to Southampton General Hospital yesterday and died around 2.45pm.
Her heartbroken husband Glyn, 33, paid tribute to the former star, saying: “I’m afraid this is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to write.
“This morning Chelsie was rapidly deteriorating and unresponsive. She was taken to Southampton General Hospital.
“It is with the deepest regret that I must announce to everyone that our dearest beautiful Chelsie sadly passed away at 2:45pm this afternoon.
“It was very quick and she wasn’t in pain. I know you all want to offer your condolences, but we ask that you confine yourself to the comments below at this very distressing time.
“To my beautiful inspiration woman, we will always love you.”
Chelsie was previously ordered to quarantine indefinitely because she was at such a high risk of becoming seriously ill with Covid-19.
She previously spoke to The Sun about how she longed for lockdown to be lifted so she could see loved ones again.
“It feels like I’m being taken even more time. It’s just unbelievably heartbreaking.
“I know seeing my friends and family is too dangerous and tipping my body over the edge might be enough.
“But on the other hand I don’t know how much time I have and it tears me up knowing I can’t see them.
“I love them all so much and just want to be with them because I know I don’t have much time left.
“I have a month-old nephew who I haven’t met yet and I worry I never will.
“I’m afraid I won’t have time to make memories with my nieces and nephews and they won’t remember who I am.”
She starred on the CBBC shows Dani’s House and Sadie J, and Panto alongside House of Cards actress Kate Mara before her burgeoning career ended at the age of 20.
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