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The woman who died after being hit by a train at Fulham Broadway on Wednesday July 17 has been identified as Briony McRoberts, a TV actress who was married to Downtown Abbey star David Robb.

Ms McRoberts, 56 appeared in many TV shows including Taggart, EastEnders, Heartbeat and The Bill and starred in Scottish soap Take The High Road for nine years.

Her husband, who plays Dr Clarkson in Downton Abbey, has been a volunteer for The Samaritans in London for 25 years.

Her agent released a statement confirming that the actress took her own life.

Katie Threlfall said: "It's just a terrible, terrible loss of a wonderful woman. Nobody had any idea it was going to happen. Her husband is deeply shocked.

"She was a wonderful woman who had troubles and she will be very much missed. She was so well-loved and was the most vibrant character you could hope to meet. It is just a tragedy."

Ms McRoberts' death took place at the height of the rush hour on Wednesday morning, in front of dozens of horrified onlookers.

Emergency services rushed to the station but she was pronounced dead at the scene.

July 21, 2013