Briony died near her London home

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It has been revealed that actress Briony McRoberts took her own life last week.

The 56-year-old, who starred in Scottish soap Take The High Road, also appeared in EastEnders, The Bill and Heartbeat.

Briony was married to actor David Robb, who plays doctor Richard Clarkson in Downton Abbey. He is understably ‘deeply shocked’.

‘He is beside himself with grief. He has lost the love of his life,’ a friend tells the Daily Record.

Briony‘s body was found on the tracks at Fulham Broadway station in London on Wednesday at 8.35am, coincidentally the same day former EastEnders star Paul Bhattacharjee went missing.

His body was found near cliffs at Splash Point in Seaford, East Sussex two days later.

Paul played Masood Ahmed‘s brother Inzamam in EastEnders on-off from 2008-2010.

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