Family Tragedy Keeps 'The Big C's' Laura Linney From The Golden Globes

Celebrated actress Laura Linney was awarded with another accolade on Sunday – a Golden Globe win for her work on Showtime’s “The Big C” — but she wasn’t there to receive it for a tragic reason.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Laura’s father, Romulus Linney, a playwright, died of lung cancer the night before. Romulus died at his home in Germantown, N.Y., the trade mag reported.

Laura won the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a TV Comedy series for playing Cathy Jamison on “The Big C,” a high school teacher and mom, whose life changes after finding out she has stage 4 cancer.

Romulus’ funeral will be a private ceremony, the mag reported.

It was the second Globe win for Laura, who previously took home the award for Best Performance by an Actress In a Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television in 2009 for her role in the mini-series “John Adams.”

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