Actress Margaret Tyzack has died after a brief illness, her agent has said. The 79-year-old made her name in the Forsyte Saga and recently appeared in BBC One soap opera EastEnders, but had to withdraw after a short stint. Her agent said Tyzack, who is thought to have had cancer, died peacefully at home on Saturday with her family by her side. A statement issued by her agent said the actress will be greatly missed by her family and friends. It said she will be remembered for her outstanding contribution to the world of theatre, film and television and for the support and inspiration she gave to young actors. Maggie faced her illness with the strength, courage, dignity and even humour with which she lived her life, it said. yzack, who was awarded the CBE last year, was best-known for her classical stage roles and won numerous awards for her stage work including two Oliviers and a Tony. The actress landed the role of Winifred, Soamess sister, in The Forsyte Saga in 1967. BBC