has passed away aged 75. The former model and showgirl, who was best known for the 1963 political scandal involving Tory cabinet minister John Profumo, passed away on Monday while in hospital. Christine had suffered from the lung disease COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), and had been ill for several months before sadly passing away. Her son, Seymour Platt, told the Guardian: "My mother passed away last night at about 11.30pm," on Tuesday. She is survived by two sons and one granddaughter.