10/12/2014 09:16 GMT | Updated 10/12/2014 09:59 GMT

Sunna Jarman Dead: Comedian And Actress Dies Following Secret Cancer Battle, Aged 40

Comedian Sunna Jarman has died of cancer, at the age of 40.

Chortle have reported that Sunna, a stand-up comedian and actress, died after a secret battle with cancer this weekend.

Sunna Jarman

Earlier this year, Sunna performed her first ever solo show, ‘Family Tree’, at the Edinburgh Fringe festival, where she discusses the class system, describing her life as a self-confessed “posh girl” who married a Northerner.

She also appeared in the AAA comedy show this year, alongside Larry Dean and James Bran.

As well as her comedy work, Sunna had previously done work as a model, appearing in ads, on the front of magazines and even as a body double for Sharon Stone in the film poster for her film, ‘The Muse’.

In an interview earlier this year, Sunna claims that she “fell into” stand-up through her acting and modelling work, but ended up being “bitten by the stand-up bug” after an appearance in Edinburgh.

Some of Sunna’s contemporaries have paid their tributes to her on Twitter:

According to Chortle, a funeral is to be held for Sunna next week.

She is survived by a husband and two sons.

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