She had been treated for breast cancer in 2003. Lynn"s death comes a year after her niece Natasha Richardson died from head injuries sustained in a skiing accident, reports The Mirror.
Children Ben, Pema and Annabel said: "Our beloved mother Lynn Rachel passed away peacefully after a seven-year journey with breast cancer. She lived, loved and worked harder than ever before. The endless memories she created as a mother, grandmother, writer, actor and friend will sustain us for the rest of our lives. Our entire family asks for privacy through this difficult time."