Dinnerladies Star Victoria Wood Has Died Aged 62
Victoria Wood has died at the age of 62, after being diagnosed with cancer, her publicist has said.
Tributes have been pouring out to the star, including celebrities such as:
RIP the brilliant Victoria Wood. So innovative, funny and down to earth.
This has not been a good year.
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) April 20, 2016
Seeing Victoria Wood on TV - working class, bookish, silly, clever, doing stand-up, singing, acting - made me think "Girls can do this."
— Caitlin Moran (@caitlinmoran) April 20, 2016
Cant believe Vic has gone.She was truly an inspiration and had so much left to to give and we won't see it. She was so funny.#VictoriaWood
— jennifer saunders (@ferrifrump) April 20, 2016
No. NO.This is too much.Now lovely, warm, funny, brilliantly talented Victoria Wood has gone.Words, songs, plays, she wrote the lot.So sad.
— Rory Bremner (@rorybremner) April 20, 2016
Wood was studying at Birmingham University, when she got her first break, after winning the ITV talent show New Faces, when she was 20 years old, in 1973.
In 1976, she became a regular on the TV show That's Life!, where she sung a weekly comedy song and began collaborating with Julie Walters in 1978, when she wrote and performed a sketch at London's Bush Theatre with her.
The pair then had their own TV sketch show, before Wood was given her own TV show in 1985, which made her a household name: As Seen On TV, which included the spoof soap Acorn Antiques.
This was followed by her sitcom Dinnerladies in 1998.
She also performed a lot of various one-offs TV shows, showcasing her musical comedy.
RIP to a true comedy legend.
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