'Home and Away' star dies after 10-year battle with brain cancer

Edduin Carvajal
May 07, 2018
02:18 P.M.

On May 4, 2018, Cathy Godbold, 43, passed away. She was known for the Australian soap opera Home and Away, in which she took the role of Meg Bowman.


As Mirror reported, she had been diagnosed with brain cancer a decade ago and she fought it all those years but, sadly, she lost the battle. While most people would feel depressed with such illness, Godbold was completely different.

Sally Browne, the actress’ close friend, pointed out that she would ‘sit bolt upright and dance’ to any Coldplay 's song despite the fact that she was at the hospital.

Browne added that even though Godbold never stopped fighting and that she seemed to be improving, brain tumors eventually take over and it was exactly what happened to her.


Godbold’s character in Home and Away, Bowman, starred a well-remembered storyline in the soap as she was fighting Leukemia. In the end, Bowman was shown watching the sunrise for the last time in Blake Dean’s arms, her boyfriend.

That episode aired in 1992, when nobody even thought that Godbold would contract a similarly dangerous disease in the future. Her cancer diagnosed came in 2007, when she was just 32 years old.

At that point, she was portraying Deborah Hale, the sexy journalist in The Saddle Club. Her cancer forced Godbold to quit acting and take care of her health as she underwent brain surgery to remove the tumor and got many rounds of radio and chemotherapy.


After that, she was declared cancer-free. She admitted that since she was young and healthy, her chances to overcome the illness were higher than the rest of the cases and that the early diagnose also helped her.

In January 2018, Godbold was taken to the hospital after she broke her foot and, unfortunately, doctors discovered that the disease reappeared in the same place but that is was in its terminal stage.

Ross Mitchell, the actress stepfather, revealed that it was impossible to treat or to operate as it progressed at a quick rate. Godbold once admitted that she couldn’t remember filming the soap opera because the tumor ‘stole’ her memory.

Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Related posts

Michael Strahan’s Twin Daughter Isabella Announces Malignant Brain Tumor Diagnosis – Details

January 11, 2024

Olympic Ice Skater Scott Hamilton’s Brain Tumor Has Grown — His Wife & 4 Kids by His Side

February 22, 2024

Maria Menounos' Potential Death Sentence Made Her Think Her Husband Would Have to Raise Their Baby Alone

January 22, 2024

Shannen Doherty's Husband Cheated On Her before Her Brain Surgery

December 07, 2023

Why Shannen Doherty Thought Her Procedures to Become Mom Contributed to Her Cancer

January 11, 2024

Michael Strahan's Daughter Shares a Backstage Look of Her First Interview Post-Brain Tumor Diagnosis – Video

January 19, 2024

Suzanne Somers’ Official Cause of Death Revealed after Passing a Day before Her Birthday

November 02, 2023

This Girl, Who Became a Famous Actress at 19, Is Battling an Incurable Disease & Helping Others Like Her

December 02, 2023

Dying Musician Mom Dedicated Last Song to 7-Year-Old Son – Fans Made Her 'Last Joy' Come True

January 31, 2024

Meredith Vieira Has Cared for Her Husband, Whose Vision Was Affected by MS, for Over 35 Years

January 09, 2024

Shannen Doherty Reveals Her Burial & Funeral Plans as She Battles Stage 4 Cancer

January 15, 2024

This Late Actress Who Hit Dad with Tennis Racket to Defend Mom Was Mourned with Flowers on Walk of Fame

October 27, 2023

Michael Strahan's Daughter Sophia Shares Pic with Twin Isabella Who Recently Underwent Brain Surgery - Details

January 12, 2024

King Charles & Other Royal Family Members Affected by Cancer: 3 Have Passed Away

February 08, 2024