Victoria Wood dead aged 62

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 20 April 2016
Victoria Wood

Victoria Wood

Victoria Wood has passed away at the age of 62 following a short battle with cancer

Victoria Wood has died aged 62.

The comedy genius sadly passed away at her home in north London this morning (20.04.16) surrounded by her family after losing her short battle with an aggressive form of cancer.

Her publicist, Neil Reading, said: "Victoria Wood has sadly passed away, after a short but brave battle with cancer."

The blonde beauty - who began her career in the late 70s - shot into the limelight in the 1980s and established herself as one of Britain's most popular stand-up comics following the success of her show 'Victoria Wood As Seen on TV'.

She then wrote, produced and starred in 'Dinnerladies' in 1998, a sitcom about staff working in a fictional canteen factory in Manchester, for which she nabbed a number of awards including Best New TV Comedy in 1998.

Over the course of her career, Victoria secured 14 BAFTA nominations - four of which she won - as well as being appointed Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen's Birthday Honours List in 1997.

Just over a decade later, she was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2008 Birthday Honours.

The funnywoman, who divorced her husband Geoffrey Durham in 2002, leaves behind her daughter Grace, 27, and Henry, 23. Details on her funeral are yet to be announced.

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