Jill Osborne (née Patrick) is a fictional character from the long-running Channel 4soap operaHollyoaks, played by Lynda Rooke. She first appeared in 1997 and left in 2000. She appears as a new barmaid and arrives with her children Kate, Gina and Sol. She and Jack Osborne, her boss, soon begin a relationship, eventually getting married. The marriage goes well, despite a feud between the Patrick children and the Osborne children. Sol and Gina discover that they are not Jill's biological children. Gina goes missing and Sol and Jill go looking for her in a car he has stolen. He crashes it, almost killing Jill. He spends time in a Young Offenders Institute, and eventually forgives Jill for hiding the truth from him for so long. Jill is devastated to find out she has a brain tumour and later informs her family. She makes Jack agree to look after her children when she dies. Jill dies of her illness and Jack keeps his promise and cares for her children, helping Sol flee from the police abroad. Gina later leaves Hollyoaks to live in China and work at an orphanage to make her mother proud. The Daily Record commented on the character's death saying "When there's a problem with a character in Hollyoaks, they just kill them off."