The 67-year-old actress passed away at her Connecticut home on Sunday, following a battle with breast cancer. Lynn`s children with her ex-husband John Clark Ben, Pema and Annabel were with her when she died, as were several of her close friends.
"Our beloved mother Lynn Rachel passed away peacefully after a seven year journey with breast cancer," her kids said in a statement. "She lived, loved and worked harder than ever before. The endless memories she created as a mother, grandmother, writer, actor and friend will sustain us for the rest of our lives. Our entire family asks for privacy through this difficult time."
Lynn was nominated for an Academy Award twice. Her movie Georgy Girl saw her vie for the best actress Oscar in 1967, while she was up for best supporting actress in 1999 for Gods and Monsters.
Lynn is the sister of Vanessa Redgrave. Her niece Natasha Richardson passed away last year.