Welsh actress Stephanie Parker found dead at age 22

A young Welsh actress has been found hanged according to South Wales Police. Stephanie Parker, 22, was on the BBC Wales show “Belonging.”
Parker had been on the show for the past 7 years, starting her role as Stacey Weaver at the age of 15. The show had been canceled just two days before wrapping up the series.

The Press Association reports:

“I can confirm that we investigated a report of a deceased woman on open ground near Pontypridd yesterday morning,” a police spokesman said. “The incident is not regarded as suspicious and a report has been passed on to the HM coroner.”

A passerby found the body of the young actress on Saturday morning. The police have said that they do not suspect foul play.

Clare Hudson, BBC Wales’ head of English language programs told BBC:

“Stephanie also worked with BBC Wales radio drama department on productions for Radio Four. Stephanie’s talent played a major part in making Belonging the success it was and I’m sure that the programme’s fans will be shocked by this untimely news. Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this very difficult time.”


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