Marie, determined not to be robbed of her damages, had battled on through months of pain and illness. Eventually, pneumonia, cancer of the spine and lungs took her life on 20th January 1964. She died penniless and homeless after the Official Receiver, despite all her efforts to prevent him, settled with Pye Ltd for £4,330 – not only robbing Marie her due but her creditors only received 2 shillings and 6 pence in the pound of debt owed them!