Comedian Victoria Wood Dies Aged 62

Comedian Victoria Wood has died at the age of 62 after a short battle with cancer, her publicist has said.

Victoria Wood

Comedian Victoria Wood has died aged 62 after 'a short but brave' battle with cancer, her publicist has said. 

Neil Reading, the PR agency 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. The family ask for privacy at this very sad time.”

Writers and comedians have taken to Twitter to pay their condolences and remember her greatest achievements. 

Wood shot to fame as part of a comedy duo with Julie Walters, and since then became one of Britain's most popular standup comics. 

She also wrote and starred in the TV series Dinner Ladies in 1998. 

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