Hilary Heath Passes Away Due to Complications From COVID-19

by Thomas Tuna

Hilary Heath, who co-starred with Vincent Price in classic horror films, has died of complications from COVID-19, Deadline reported.

The actress and producer was 74. Her death was confirmed by her godson, Alex Williams, who wrote that his godmother “was a force of nature, and I can’t bear to think she is no longer with us.”

Heath, née Hilary Dwyer, was a British actress who appeared in Cry of the Banshee, Witchfinder General and The Oblong Box opposite horror legend Price.

She also appeared in Two Gentlemen Sharing in 1969 and in a 1970 adaptation of Wuthering Heights staring Timothy Dalton.

Heath also served as a movie producer, helming An Awfully Big Adventure, starring Alan Rickman and Hugh Grant, in 1995, and Nil By Mouth, with Gary Oldman.

She also co-founded Duncan Heath Associates, with her then-husband Duncan Heath,a company that was sold to ICM in 1984.

Heath is survived by her son Daniel, a film composer, and her daughter Laura.

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