Josephine Melville EastEnders Death – Cause of Death: Ex-EastEnders actress dies backstage after play.
Josephine Melville passed away on Thursday, October 20, 2022, backstage after a theatre performance in Nottingham.
According to Nottingham Playhouse, Melville died after appearing in a production of Nine Night. She was treated by paramedics and a medically qualified audience member but died at the scene, the venue said in a statement.
“We are deeply saddened to announce that last night the actor Josephine Melville, passed away backstage at Nottingham Playhouse following the performance of the play Nine Night, in which she was performing. Josephine’s family have been informed, and our thoughts and deep condolences are with them,” – Nottingham Playhouse.
We are deeply saddened that last night (20 Oct) the actor Josephine Melville, passed away following the performance of Nine Night, our co-production with Leeds Playhouse.
Our thoughts and deep condolences are with her family and loved ones. https://t.co/O9qnBGXqkR pic.twitter.com/h1pCfchXPh
— Nottingham Playhouse (@NottmPlayhouse) October 21, 2022
Melville’s acting credits included parts in EastEnders, The Bill and Casualty along with many theatre roles.
In light of these events, all performances Nine Night at Nottingham Playhouse have been cancelled, Nottingham Playhouse said.