Glenda Jackson, an accomplished actor who also served as a politician, passed away at 87. On June 15, a representative for the celebrity revealed that Jackson had “died peacefully this morning at her home in Blackheath, London, after a brief illness with her family by her side.”

Jackson rose to fame after acting in the 1969 romantic drama “Women in Love,” which brought her the Best Actress prize at the Oscars in 1971. She won her second Best Actress Oscar four years later for her performance as Vickie Allessio in Melvin Frank’s “A Touch of Glass.” Jackson received numerous other honors and prizes throughout her long acting career, including an Emmy, a BAFTA, and a Tony.

Jackson was a successful actress in addition to being a skilled politician. Jackson represented the Labour Party in the House of Commons elections after leaving the movie industry in 1992. Jackson thought there were some parallels between acting and politics despite their differences.

“The fundamental goal of any great theater is to communicate the truth about who we are. Shakespeare only utters three questions: Who are we, what are we, and why are we?” In a 2018 interview with Time, she said, “And I think politics at its best is trying to figure out how you create a society where there is genuine equality while acknowledging that we are different.”

Following the devastating news, Glenda Jackson’s acting and political coworkers have showered her with condolences. According to Evening Standard, Sir Keir Starmer, the Labor Party’s current leader, said, “I was very sad to hear of Glenda Jackson’s passing.”

She leaves an unfillable void in our political and cultural life. On Twitter, media personality Carol Vorderman also praised the late actor as extraordinary. “And then, it was imposing for young girls like me to see this special woman emerge as a political firebrand. She may now rest in peace,” wrote Vorderman.

Jackson, a well-known socialist, supported numerous significant social causes when she was active in politics and continued to do so even after leaving the field. She made a notable commitment to support the Fix Dementia Care campaign in 2020, which aims to end prejudice towards those with dementia.

She said, “I am supporting the Alzheimer’s Society’s Fix Dementia Care campaign because I feel it confronts and offers solutions to the challenges in the social care system for those afflicted by dementia.”

Jackson, who was steadfast in many of her convictions, will be remembered for her talent, intellect, and above all, her unmatched courage.