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Dame June Whitfield dies aged 93

Dame June Whitfield dies aged 93


A statement posted on Twitter said: "On behalf of June´s family, it is with deep sadness I can confirm that after enjoying a wonderful family Christmas with us, my much loved mother-in-law June Whitfield passed away peacefully in her sleep at home last night."

An icon of British comedy, the actor´s earliest credits date from the 1940s, with her most recent role being in the Absolutely Fabulous feature film. A new, hour-long interview with the star was broadcast just yesterday on BBC Surrey and BBC Sussex.

Born in Streatham, South London, in November 1925, she was evacuated to Bognor Regis - and later Penzance - during the Second World War, before...