Joan Sydney best know for her role as Valda Sheergold on Neighbours has passed away. The actress had battled a long illness to which she succumb on Wednesday the 28th of December in her home.
The sad news was confirmed by Sydney’s friend and colleague Sally-Anne Upton on Instagram.
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Tributes are being paid to actress online, many recalled her roles throughout the years including Matron Maggie Sloan on A Country Place.
We all knew her as Matron Maggie Sloan, the formidable head nurse in the much loved @Channel7 TV series ‘A Country Practice’. The actress behind the character was Joan Sydney and today it was revealed, she has died at the age 83. https://t.co/EQQlP4KDwt #JoanSydney #7NEWS pic.twitter.com/wUHzL9iERL
— 7NEWS Melbourne (@7NewsMelbourne) January 6, 2023
Vale Joan Sydney, who became part of the Neighbours family when she played the wonderful Valda Sheergold between 2002 and 2008. Our thoughts are with her friends and family. 🧡 pic.twitter.com/VeNWrzxoVV
— Neighbours (@neighbours) January 6, 2023