Lizzie Carte Edmiston, 63 – Died On Stage, Oriana Passenger, April 10, 2008, Time of Death is unknown.
Lizzie Carte Edmiston was an actress, singer and dancer from the Uk, who died aboard the P&O cruise ship Oriana, after collapsing on stage during a performance.
Mrs Carte, 63, whose stage name was Lizzie Edmiston, had been hired to perform for passengers aboard the United Kingdom registered cruise ship.
Mrs Carte had been in poor health, had been asked to perform in a comedy production, along with her actor husband Eric. She accepted the assignment inspite of her health.
As the cruise ship sailed from Capetown to Southampton, United Kingdom Mrs Carte collapsed during a performance on April 5, 2008.
She remained aboard the ship in a coma for five days, then died on April 10th.
A message left on her blog by husband Eric read: “Hello darlings, I am sorry to say our darling girl left us this morning at six, though she really went backstage on Saturday in naughty underwear, gold shoes and on top of the world.
“I think she fought so long to make sure she could sail home in style rather than be offloaded in the Canaries, and all that would entail.” Mrs Carte acted and sang alongside Barbara Streisand in the West-End musical Funny Girl.
Her performances in the 1970’s comedy series, Now Take My Wife alongside actress Sheila Hancock brought her to the attention of critics as a rising star.
During her teenage years, she trained as a professional ballet dancer but when diagnosed with diabetes, she had to abandon her plans as a ballet dancer.
Mr Carte had a Humanist ceremony at the Oxford crematorium for Mrs Carte.