Maddy Anholt children: Meet Opal

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Maddy Anholt, a BBC Radio 4 star and a campaigner against domestic abuse, has tragically passed away at the age of 35.

She had recently become a mother, and her family revealed that she learned of her rare and aggressive brain cancer diagnosis after giving birth to her daughter, Opal.

Farah Nazeer, the chief executive of Women’s Aid, expressed the charity’s devastation at the loss of their ambassador.

Maddy Anholt was known for her work in comedy, having appeared on BBC Three’s Comedy Sunny D, ITV’s The Emily Atack Show, and This Morning.

She also had her own BBC Radio comedy series titled “No Smoke” in 2017.

Her one-woman comedy show, “Diary Of A Dating Addict,” was performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and the Soho Theatre in 2015.

In addition to her comedic talents, Maddy Anholt was an advocate for addressing domestic abuse.

She authored the handbook “How To Leave Your Psychopath,” which explored coercive control and abusive relationships.

Her debut novel, “Red Flags,” was slated for publication next year.

Maddy Anholt children: Meet Opal

Opal is the only daughter of the deceased author, comedian, actor, writer and Women’s Aid Ambassador.

She had her with her husband Ben and both survive her now that she has passed from cancer.


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