Comedian Victoria Wood who lived in Highgate dies aged 62
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Comedian Victoria Wood, who lived in Highgate, has died from cancer at the age of 62, it has been announced.
The Lancashire born entertainer and writer enjoyed a varied and hugely successful career spanning 40 years, and was perhaps best known for the award-winning BBC sitcom, Dinnerladies, and for her long-running collaboration with actress Julie Walters.
Her publicist Neil Reading confirmed her death in a statement this afternoon.
He said: “Victoria Wood has sadly passed away, after a short but brave battle with cancer.
“The multi-Bafta award-winning writer, director, actor and comedian died peacefully at her north London home with family this morning.”
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Tributes have begun flooding in for the much loved comic since news of her death was announced.
Actor Ricky Gervais, who lives in Hampstead, tweeted: “RIP the brilliant Victoria Wood. So innovative, funny and down to earth. This has not been a good year.”
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She leaves behind a daughter, Grace, and a son, Henry.
More to follow.