LONDON, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- British actress Susannah York, who starred in acclaimed films such as "A Man for All Seasons," has died in London at the age of 72, her family announced.
Funeral arrangements were pending Sunday for York, who was battling cancer at the time of her death on Saturday.
Tributes from the cinema world were pouring in Sunday to the Oscar-winning actress whom the BBC described as "sexy and demure by turn" and the epitome of the swinging Sixties.
"She was an absolutely fantastic mother, who was very down to earth," York's son, actor Orlando Wells, told the BBC.
"She was as happy in a pub theater in Islington as she was in Hollywood," Wells added.
The London-born York had starring roles in major films of the '60s such as "The Battle of Britain" and "Tom Jones." The Los Angeles Times said she was best known for "They Shoot Horse Don't They?" for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.