Comedian Victoria Wood has passed away, aged 62 after a short battle with cancer.
Wood found fame in fame in the 1980s with her TV series Victoria Wood As Seen On TV. In a career that spanned 40 years she wrote and starred in numerous sketches, sitcoms, plays and films picking up numerous BAFTAS along the way.
Her publicist, Neil Reading, 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. She was 62."