Victoria Wood dies, aged 62
Comedian and writer Victoria Wood has died, aged 62, after a brief battle with cancer. The announcement was made by her publicist this afternoon.
Originally making her first television appearance in 1974 on talent show New Faces, Wood became known for shows like As Seen On TV and dinnerladies, and was awarded a CBE in 2008 as a mark of recognition for her work as a comedian, songwriter, singer, screenwriter and actress.
A statement from her publicist reads: “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. She was 62. The family ask for privacy at this very sad time.”
Our thoughts and condolences go out to her family.