ACTOR Belinda Emmett, wife of television personality Rove McManus, has died after a long battle with cancer.
She died at St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney, early this morning, with her husband by her side.
"It is with great sadness we advise that Belinda Emmett's battle with cancer has ended," Emmett's family said in a statement.
"Belinda passed away just after dawn this morning at St Vincent's Hospital in Sydney with her family and husband by her side.
"Those close to her have requested respect for their privacy at this time."
Emmett grew up on NSW's Central Coast and got her acting break when she appeared on popular long-running soap Home and Away, playing Rebecca Fisher, between 1996 and 1999.
She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1998 at the age of 24.
The actor successfully underwent surgery to remove a malignant tumour, followed by six weeks of radiotherapy.
In 2001, Emmett was diagnosed with secondary bone cancer.