David Robb (left) and wife Briony McRoberts (right)
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Actor David Robb: 'Anorexia kills women like my wife'

Downton Abbey actor David Robb, whose anorexic wife took her own life, says people should realise the illness 'kills middle aged women too.'

Briony McRoberts, who became a regular on British TV in Scottish soap Take the High Road, jumped to her death under a train at the age of 56.

David Robb said his wife, who was anorexic as a teenager, developed the illness again after her acting work began to "dry up."

He told BBC Radio 5 live's Victoria Derbyshire: "Anorexia is still generally perceived still, wrongly, as a fad and it will pass. It isn't and it won't."

  • 14 Jul 2014
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