Comedian Victoria dies, aged 62

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

Victoria Wood
Victoria Wood

The actress was a familiar face to many via her BAFTA-winning Victoria Wood As Seen On TV, as well as British war-time drama Housewife, 49.

Perhaps best-known for her partnership with Julie Walters, Wood died at home in London surrounded by her family.

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.

“The family ask for privacy at this very sad time.”