Infected with COVID-19 in the hospital. Doctor Who actress Barbara Shelley dies

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Barbara Shelley (Photo: @ HorrorHammer1 / Twitter)

British actress Barbara Shelley has died at the age of 88. This was stated by the agent of the actress Thomas Bowington.

The actress died after contracting COVID-19, presumably in one of the hospitals where she came for examination. Shelley was hospitalized for two weeks before Christmas.

“Most likely, COVID-19 will be indicated as the cause on the death certificate,” Bowington added.

Barbara Shelley was born on February 13, 1932, in London. Best known for her roles in horror films. Popularity Shelley brought with Z oo tin in the movie Dracula: Prince of Darkness ( 1966).

In the popular TV series Doctor Who, she played Sorasta.

Sorasta / Photo: Shot from the TV series Doctor Who