Patricia Neal Dies at Age 84

Knoxville-born, Oscar-winning actress Patricia Neal passed on Sunday morning, surrounded by family at her home on Martha’s Vineyard. She was 84. According to recent reports, Neal had been suffering from lung cancer.

“She faced her final illness as she had all of the many trials she endured: with indomitable grace, good humour and a great deal of her self-described stubbornness,” the family said in a statement.

Neal was married to British writer Roald Dahl for 30 years and they have five children.