October 14, 2008

Cancer Kills Flake Ad Beauty

A CADBURY'S Flake girl who starred in the famous 80s adverts has died of cancer.

Former model Marilyn Crossey, died aged 52 just weeks after being diagnosed with liver cancer.

The Shropshire-born beauty shot to fame in 1985 playing a girl walking through a field of sunflowers while she seductively ate the chocolate bar.

She toured the world in later life, most recently settling in Spain, but was taken ill visiting her parent's home in Telford, Shropshire, in August.

Her dad George Crossey, 84, said: "She was such an attractive girl and went off to London at the age of 18 to seek her fortune, joining a modelling agency.

"Marilyn had always been a free spirit.

"She had plenty of boyfriends over the years but never wanted to settle down.

"In the early 1980s, her then boyfriend was a driver for The Cure and she travelled all over the UK and Europe with them."

Marilyn was also a successful artist and her work stands at the entrance of the Wrockwardine Wood Art College, near Telford.

While visiting her dad and mum Connie, 79, in August, she complained of a stitch, went to hospital and was told she had inoperable cancer.

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