Logie award-winning Australian actress Joy Chambers-Grundy dies aged 76

Logie award-winning actress Joy Chambers-Grundy has died aged 76.

Chambers-Grundy was a best-selling author, poet, philanthropist and businesswoman.

She died in her sleep on Saturday morning, surrounded by loved ones.

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Born in Ipswich in 1946, Chambers-Grundy is best-known for her roles in The Restless Years, The Young Doctors and Neighbours.

Australian author Joy Chambers on her property in rural New South Wales in 2012. Credit: PAUL MILLER/AAPIMAGE

In recent years, she focussed on writing, with seven books listed on her website.

Her last book, The Soldier’s Choice, was released in 2014.

“Joy will be remembered as a Logie award-winning actress, a best-selling author, a poet, a philanthropist, and an exceptional businesswoman who worked alongside her husband to build one of the largest independent production companies in the world,” her family said in a statement.

Reg Grundy (left) and Joy Chambers-Grundy in 2010. Credit: TRACEY NEARMY/AAPIMAGE

Chambers-Grundy was married to media mogul Reg Grundy from 1971 until his death, aged 92, in 2016.

His production company was behind hit shows including Prisoner, The Young Doctors, Sons and Daughters and Neighbours.

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