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Dame June Whitfield, star of Absolutely Fabulous, dies aged 93

Dame June Whitfield

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Whitfield was made a dame last year, collecting the honour from Prince Charles

Dame June Whitfield – celebrated for her comic roles in BBC sitcom Terry and June and cult favourite Absolutely Fabulous – has died aged 93.

The London-born actress was a regular fixture on TV and radio for six decades, starring in Carry On films, Hancock’s Half Hour, and even Friends.

At 89, she appeared in EastEnders as Sister Ruth, a nun with a secret about Kat Moon. At 92, she was made a dame.

Her agent said she died peacefully on Friday night.

Tributes to her long and successful career in comedy are being made on Twitter.

Julia Sawalha, who played her

Article source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-46712694

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