Lynda Bellingham died over the weekend, leaving behind husband Michael Pattemore and children Michael Peluso and Robbie Peluso.
She had the song while with former husband Nunzio Peluso. She was married to him from 1981 through 1996, after a short marriage to Greg Smith in the mid ’70s. She married Pattemore in 2008.
The Peluso brothers, 26 (Robbie) and 31 (Michael), mostly keep to themselves.
But Lynda, when she revealed that she had terminal cancer, said that she hopes they live full lives.
There were so many things left that I wanted to do – but I hope my sons will use my energy and look after my hubby and love each other,” she told the Mirror.
“I am sad I will not see who they marry, or live with… I know in my heart they have so much to give someone who will unlock their dreams.”
Lynda said that Pattemore was with her when she received the dreadful diagnosis, with her husband bursting into tears.
The couple went home, and Lynda could hold it in no longer and started crying herself while relaying the news to Robbie.
“I just burst into tears and told him I had cancer and it wasn’t good news. Then we told my older son Michael,” she said.
Lynda says that her role as the “Oxo mum” enabled her to be at home a lot with Michael and Robbie. “But at the same time I felt I had to get out constantly to prove myself,” she previously told The Sunday Times.
“Those were idyllic days.”