Comedian Victoria Wood passes away aged 62

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Comedian Victoria Wood has passed away aged 62, after a short battle with cancer, her publicist has confirmed.

The Telegraph reports 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."

He added: "The family ask for privacy at this very sad time."

Victoria Wood passed away at home in London surrounded by family

Victoria has a successful career spanning more than four decades, and is known for her outstanding performances in British comedies including Dinnerladies and Victoria Wood As Seen on TV.

She rose to fame in 1974 after appearing on TV talent show New Faces, but her big break came two years later when she starred in BBC's That's Life!

Prime Minister David Cameron lead the tributes

Her long-term collaborations with friend Julie Walters were also a big part of Victoria's career, during which she won multiple awards.

Fans and celebrities took to social media to pay tribute to Victoria following the sad news. Prime Minister David Cameron wrote: "Victoria Wood was a national treasure loved by millions. My thoughts are with her family."

Danny Dyer also shared his sadness

EastEnders star Danny Dyer echoed his sentiments, adding: "A world without Victoria Wood is a sad thing. My first major crush. RIP beautiful. 2016… the year taking the greats."

Her follow comedian Ricky Gervais wrote: "RIP brilliant Victoria Wood. So innovative, funny and down to earth. This has not been a good year."

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