Nataasha van Kampen dies aged 28

Natalie Woolman

Film maker Nataasha van Kampen has died aged 28.

The director, the daughter of Claire and Chris van Kampen and the step-daughter of Mark Rylance, died on Sunday. A statement issued by Shakespeare’s Globe said that she passed away suddenly due to “unsuspected natural causes”.

Rylance said that he has withdrawn from his involvement in the opening ceremony of the Olympics but that he and his wife Claire will continue to work on the upcoming productions of Richard III and Twelfth Night.

In a statement, he said: “Our beloved daughter and sister Nataasha passed away of unsuspected natural causes early on Sunday morning. Because of our bereavement, I have decided to withdraw from my commitment to the opening ceremony of the Olympics but Claire and I will continue our work with the productions, Richard III and Twelfth Night at Shakespeare’s Globe and in the West End.”

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