The artist who brought Tessa Parker to life in ‘EastEnders’ had just performed on stage.
Josephine Melville died on Thursday, October 20th, backstage at the stage play she was in, ‘Nine Night’.
Those responsible for Nottingham Playhouse, the theater where the show took place, explain that the actress was still rescued backstage by paramedics and a member of the public with medical qualifications, but ended up dying on the spot.
Josephine Melville died backstage after performing in a production of Nine Night at the Nottingham Playhouse, according to the BBC.
“We are deeply saddened to announce that last night actress Josephine passed away backstage at the Nottingham Playhouse after the performance of the play ‘Nine Night’, in which she participated”, reads the official statement from the Nottingham Playhouse, which she confesses to having at this time. the entire theater company and technical team “in a state of shock”.
Josephine Melville gave life to Tessa Parker in ‘EastEnders’ and was part of productions such as ‘The Bill’, ‘Casualty’, among others. Writer, director and actress, she is now remembered by friends and colleagues as a “deeply respected reference artist”.
No information about the funeral has been made public by the family or authorities; we will let you know as soon as we learn more.