N'Deaye Ba

Actress N'Deaye Ba hid a tragic secret from cast members while filming ITV’s drama ‘Jericho’ - she was suffering from systemic lupus. N'Deaye's condition deteriorated shortly after filming of the drama ended and she was admitted to Guys Hospital, where she spent her last 4 months showing exceptional courage.

She died (aged just 32) from septicemia and kidney failure on April 20 2005 at 1.32pm - exactly the same time of day as she was born. But colleagues and friends only learned of N'Deaye's illness when her mother Christina Ba-Johansson telephoned to say she had died.