Sunday, June 8, 2014

Downton Abbey's David Robb tells of heartache over death of his wife, High Road star Briony McRoberts

DAILY RECORD
Jun 08, 2014 13:42 By Craig McDonald



THE husband of High Road actress Briony McRoberts has told how his wife was “murdered by anorexia”.

Briony tragically jumped to her death under a train last year at the age of 56.

Speaking for the first time about his loss, husband David Robb said: “She had a future. She hadn’t  written, ‘Today’s the day’. She was murdered by anorexia.

“It isn’t a self-centred teenage disease. It kills people – including middle-aged women.


“It is a silent killer. Not a quirk of diet but a mental illness and if it gets its hooks in, it can suffocate.”

Downtown Abbey actor David, 66, told how his wife had likened her anorexia to being strangled by a boa constrictor.

He said: “She told me it felt like being squeezed all the time.”

Briony left home on July 17 last year with just her wedding ring and a travel card before she jumped in front of a train on the London underground near their home.

A former child star, she went on to play superbitch Sam Hagen in High Road. She was just three weeks away from beginning treatment for her eating disorder when she died.

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1 comment:

Marc-Mo MasonBrink said...

My absolute deepest sympathy for your loss. May you be week & grow in strength as this experience becomes, I hope, less of a major part of your life.
All the best wishes to you, Sir.
Thoughts & prayers for you & loved ones.