Alexandra "Sandy" Ratcliff is an English former actress. She made an impression as a model and film actress in the 1970s, but she is best known for being one of the original cast members in the BBC soap opera EastEnders in the 1980s.
Former EastEnders actress Sandy Ratcliff died after taking an excessive amount of morphine while suffering from two terminal lung conditions, is part of an investigation.
she was one of the BBC soap's original cast members, as a cafe owner Sue Osman from 1985 to 1989.
Off-screen she fought a heroin addiction for 20 years, is an investigation at poplar Coroner's court was told.
Ratcliff, in assisted living, in north-east London.
Ratcliff's other TV appearances after EastEnders contain a series of Maigret in 1992, opposite Michael Gambon .
The inquiry had heard Ratcliff, was released from the hospital The Day before she died, and given morphine for pain relief.Oscar James , Sandy Ratcliff , John Altman , and Tom watts in the main role, in EastEnders in 1985
evidence, he said the stroke had left you with pain in your left arm, for which codeine was prescribed, but the inquest heard it would take Ratcliff, More Than the prescribed amount for both pain management and "recreational use".
her conclusion, coroner Mary Hassell said Ratcliff was "near the end", if you are admitted to the hospital.
"I don't think the morphine was used to end her life to make," She Said . "It was as you have taken drugs for many years. "
"she died of a combination of two naturally occurring terminal conditions and an excess of morphine. "
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