Former ‘Dynasty’ star Kate O’Mara dies at age 74

Former 'Dynasty' star Kate O'Mara dies at age 74 (Image 1)
Former 'Dynasty' star Kate O'Mara dies at age 74 (Image 1)

British actress and former “Dynasty” star Kate O'Mara has died at the age of 74.

ABC News reported that the star passed away in an England nursing home after battling a short illness.

O'Mara was well-known for her role as Joan Collins' sister, Cassandra “Caress” Morrell, on the 1980s soap opera “Dynasty.”

She later appeared in the original British series of “Doctor Who” and the 1990s comedy “Absolutely Fabulous” with Joanna Lumley.

O'Mara is survived by her sister, actress Belinda Carroll.

*ABC News contributed to this report.

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