Betty Bobbitt has died aged 81 (Picture: Rex)
Actress Betty Bobbitt has died at the age of 81, it has been confirmed.
The Hollywood star, best known for her role in Crocodile Dundee, spent four days in hospital following a ‘major stroke’ but died on Monday.
Sharing the sad news, Bobbitt’s son Christopher Hill said in a statement: ‘Sadly, mum passed away this morning at 10:20am after five nights in hospital.
‘She was peaceful and in no pain. Thank you for your support and apologies if I can’t respond to everyone but I will try. I will post more later.’
Christopher had kept friends and fans updated on Bobbitt’s health via Facebook in the days after her stroke.
He wrote last Wednesday: ‘We are hugely devastated and struggling to come to terms with such a sudden event.
‘My mum has been a legend, an inspiration, a mentor and icon for so many. She is comfortable and not in any pain that we can tell, but the prognosis is not good. She is not expected to recover.’
Bobbitt (right) starred in Prisoner: Cell Block H for five years (Picture: REX)
Bobbitt appeared in three Crocodile Dundee movies alongside Paul Hogan and is also known for her role as Judy Bryant in Prisoner: Cell Block H from 1980 to 1985.
The latter was a role only intended for 13 weeks initially but Bobbitt impressed so much that she went on to land a regular role and starred in 430 episodes.
Other TV credits include A Country Practice, All Saints and Blue Heelers.
Bobbitt was born in Manhattan, New York and moved to Los Angeles to pursue her dreams of becoming an actress at the age of 18.
However, her career moved her to Australia where she was meant to stay for six months but ended up calling it home for the rest of her life.
Bobbitt is survived by her husband, Robin Hill, and their son Christopher.