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Marcus Ringrose dies of suspected heart attack after delivering eulogy at funeral of wife, who played Doctor's companion

The husband of the Doctor Who actor Mary Tamm has died hours after giving a eulogy at her funeral, her agent has said.

Marcus Ringrose is believed to have had a heart attack at home in Battersea, south London, after the funeral on Tuesday.

Barry Langford said Ringrose had been at his computer replying to wellwishers who wrote to him after his wife's death, when he collapsed.

Tamm, 62, who was best known for playing Romana, the first incarnation of the Doctor's companion, alongside Tom Baker, had been suffering from cancer for 18 months when she died last month.

She had a long career on stage and screen, with roles in films including The Odessa File and The Likely Lads, and a recurring role in the soap Brookside as Penny Crosbie.

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