Updated Friday, February 23, 2024-10:17

Pamela Salem

, the actress, who appeared in 'Never Say Never Again' alongside Sean Connery, died in her adopted home in Florida this Thursday at the age of 80, but no further details about her death have been revealed.

The sad news was confirmed in a statement from production company

Big Finish

which said: "We are completely heartbroken to confirm the passing of our dear friend and colleague, Pamela Salem."

Big Finish producer

David Richardson

added a heartfelt tribute on the company's website, writing: "Pamela Salem was lovely and we all loved her. Whenever there was a Big Finish recording for her, she flew in from Miami on her own." , without fuss or fanfare," he said.

"She would show up to the studio armed with the warmest smiles, the biggest hugs, and often with gifts. She was a very kind person, always interested in everyone, from her co-stars to the production team, the guest actors and visitors. She knew everything about our lives, families and life stories... Pamela had an extraordinary career and she led it lightly. Every opportunity to work with her was a gift. We had many happy days together and I feel very lucky to having had it in my life," he expressed.

Pamela was born in


and studied at the

University of Heidelberg

in Germany before attending the Central School of Speech and Drama in London.

Her acting career began in the 1970s in television shows such as 'Out Of The Unknown' before landing a role in the 1978 film 'Train Robbery', which united her with Connery, with whom she later He would act in the Bond film 'Never Say Never Again' in 1983.

Throughout the 1980s she appeared in films such as 'Salome' and 'Gods and Monsters', while she also acted in the television shows 'Doctor Who' and 'Blake's 7' before landing a role in the soap opera BBC 'EastEnders' in 1988, playing


in 37 episodes.

Pamela subsequently focused her career in the United States, winning roles in shows such as 'ER', 'Party of Five' and 'The West Wing'.

She was married to actor Michael O'Hagan, who died in 2017, and lived in

Surfside, Florida