Brigit Forsyth died today, aged 83.
Best known for playing Thelma, wife of Bob, in celebrated sitcom sequel Whatever Happened To The Likely Lads?, she latterly co-starred as Madge in Still Open All Hours, and played Pearl in radio sitcom Ed Reardon's Week.
Born in Edinburgh in 1940, the actress died peacefully in her sleep today, Friday 1st December.
Her agent, Mark Pemberton said: "Brigit had a varied and notable career in stage, screen and radio", including roles in theatres "from the West End to the National Theatres of England & Scotland, and the great reps of Leeds, Manchester and Birmingham".
He continued: "She was in many radio plays on the BBC over the years. A talented musician, Brigit played the cello, sang and composed, and in later years played with several bands including The Fircones.
"Brigit loved collaboration and helping to develop new works with actors, writers and directors, which eventually lead her to form her own cross disciplinary theatre company Word Mills Productions in 2016."
Appearing in dramas such as The Bill, Coronation Street and Doctor Who, amongst many others, she also starred in a range of other now lesser-remembered sitcoms, primarily from the 1980s.