Crocodile Dundee star Betty Bobbitt dead at 81 after four days in hospital following ‘major stroke’

CROCODILE Dundee star Betty Bobbitt is dead at 81.

The tragic news comes after she spent four day in the hospital following a "major stroke."

Betty's son Christopher Hill confirmed her passing in a Facebook post on Monday.

Christopher wrote to his followers: "Sadly, mum passed away this morning at 10:20am after five nights in hospital.

"She was peaceful and in no pain. Thank you for your support and apologies if I can't respond to everyone but I will try. I will post more later."

The late actress was best known for starring in three Crocodile Dundee films alongside Paul Hogan.

Fans will also remember Betty for portraying Judy Bryant in Prisoner: Cell Block H from 1980-1985.

The actress was originally supposed to film on the show for 13 weeks, though made such a positive impression that she ended up filming 430 episodes of Prisoner: Cell Block H.

Betty's other notable television roles included appearances on A Country Practice, All Saints, Blue Heelers and Neighbours.

According to The Mirror, Betty's son has been keeping his friends on Facebook up to date about his mother's health before she passed away.

Last Wednesday, he wrote on social media: "We are hugely devastated and struggling to come to terms with such a sudden event.

"My mum has been a legend, an inspiration, a mentor and icon for so many.

"She is comfortable and not in any pain that we can tell, but the prognosis is not good. She is not expected to recover."

Betty was born in the Manhattan borough of New York City in 1939.

She decided to head to Los Angeles and pursue an acting career when she was 18-years-old.

While she was planning to only stay in Australia for six months, she ended up making the country her home and spent the rest of her life there.

In addition to her acting career, Betty is a published author.

Her memoir From the Outside was self-published in 2011, which recounts stories from her life and memories from her time on set of Prisoners.

She is survived by her son and husband, Robin Hill.

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