Debbie Linden

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Debbie Linden
Born (1961-02-22)February 22, 1961
Glasgow, Scotland
Died October 5, 1997(1997-10-05) (aged 36)
Kingston upon Thames, London, England
Cause of death Heroin overdose
Years active 1978-1997

Debbie Linden (February 22, 1961 - October 5, 1997) was a British glamour model and actress best known for her role as old Mr Grace's secretary in the sitcom Are You Being Served? (1981). Born in Glasgow, she played roles in various other TV series, such as The Professionals, Just Good Friends, Bergerac, and The Bill; she appeared in several feature films, among them Home Before Midnight and The Wildcats of St Trinian's.

Linden was plagued with a drug problem for years. On the night of October 5, 1997, she died of a heroin overdose at home at the age of 36.[1] Her boyfriend, Russell Ainsworth, was acquitted of manslaughter charges but sentenced to two-and-a-half years for supplying the drug.[2]

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