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The late Victoria Wood: As Seen on TV

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Photos from the life and career of the great comedian, actor and writer, who has died aged 62

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VARIOUS STARS FROM LWT

The great British comedian, actress and writer Victoria Wood has died aged 62 after a short battle with cancer (Image credit: REX/Shutterstock)

VARIOUS STARS FROM LWT

The great British comedian, actress and writer Victoria Wood has died aged 62 after a short battle with cancer

'Wood and Walters' TV Programme. 1980 - 1982

Victoria with her great mate and frequent comedy partner Julie Walters in the ITV sketch show Wood and Walters, which ran from 1981-82 (Image credit: ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

'Wood and Walters' TV Programme. 1980 - 1982

Victoria with her great mate and frequent comedy partner Julie Walters in the ITV sketch show Wood and Walters, which ran from 1981-82

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Victoria lit up the British TV scene in the 1980s. She won a BAFTA in 1986 for best light entertainment performance in Victoria Wood: As Seen on TV (Image credit: PA WIRE)

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Victoria lit up the British TV scene in the 1980s. She won a BAFTA in 1986 for best light entertainment performance in Victoria Wood: As Seen on TV

Film and Television

BBC sitcom Dinnerladies was a massive success. Here she is as Bren in 1998 (Image credit: Moviestore/REX/Shutterstock)

Film and Television

BBC sitcom Dinnerladies was a massive success. Here she is as Bren in 1998

VICTORIA WOOD AND JULIE WALTERS October 1998 AT THE ODEON LEICESTER SQUARE. STARS OF A NEW SITUATION COMEDY 'DINNERLADIES'. WRITTEN BY AND STARING VICTORIA WOOD THAT HAD THE PRIVATE SCREENING AT THE CINEMA TODAY.

Victoria with Julie Walters at a launch for Dinnerladies in 1998 (Image credit: The Independen/REX/Shutterstock)

VICTORIA WOOD AND JULIE WALTERS October 1998 AT THE ODEON LEICESTER SQUARE. STARS OF A NEW SITUATION COMEDY 'DINNERLADIES'. WRITTEN BY AND STARING VICTORIA WOOD THAT HAD THE PRIVATE SCREENING AT THE CINEMA TODAY.

Victoria with Julie Walters at a launch for Dinnerladies in 1998

'ACORN ANTIQUES' PLAY, THEATRE ROYAL, LONDON, BRITAIN - 02 DEC 2004

In 2004 they launched a play, Acorn Antiques, based on the soap parody from As Seen on TV (Image credit: REX/Shutterstock)

'ACORN ANTIQUES' PLAY, THEATRE ROYAL, LONDON, BRITAIN - 02 DEC 2004

In 2004 they launched a play, Acorn Antiques, based on the soap parody from As Seen on TV

Bafta TV Awards Press Room, London Palladium, London, Britain - 20 May 2007

In 2007 Victoria won best actress and single drama Baftas for the ITV drama, Housewife 49 (Image credit: David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock)

Bafta TV Awards Press Room, London Palladium, London, Britain - 20 May 2007

In 2007 Victoria won best actress and single drama Baftas for the ITV drama, Housewife 49

ITV ARCHIVE

Melvyn Bragg dedicated an episode of The South Bank Show to Victoria in 1996 (and another in 2007) (Image credit: ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

ITV ARCHIVE

Melvyn Bragg dedicated an episode of The South Bank Show to Victoria in 1996 (and another in 2007)

BRITISH COMEDY AWARDS, LONDON, BRITAIN - 14 DEC 2005

Victoria and Julie received a joint outstanding achievement award at the British Comedy Awards in 2005 (Image credit: Richard Young/REX/Shutterstock)

BRITISH COMEDY AWARDS, LONDON, BRITAIN - 14 DEC 2005

Victoria and Julie received a joint outstanding achievement award at the British Comedy Awards in 2005

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Boyzone menbers Keith Duffy and the late Steven Gately joined Victoria to launch the 1999 Comic Relief appeal in London in 1999 (Image credit: PA WIRE)

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Boyzone menbers Keith Duffy and the late Steven Gately joined Victoria to launch the 1999 Comic Relief appeal in London in 1999

ITV ARCHIVE

Victoria as Nella Last in 2007's Housewife 49 (Image credit: ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

ITV ARCHIVE

Victoria as Nella Last in 2007's Housewife 49

The British Comedy Awards, Fountain Studios, Wembley, London. - 16 Dec 2011

Another award! In 2011 she won best female comic at the British Comedy Awards (Image credit: Ken McKay/REX/Shutterstock)

The British Comedy Awards, Fountain Studios, Wembley, London. - 16 Dec 2011

Another award! In 2011 she won best female comic at the British Comedy Awards

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Victoria was joined by children Henry and Grace when she received a CBE in 2008. ... Victoria Wood 1953-2016 RIP (Image credit: PA WIRE)

Victoria Wood death

Victoria was joined by children Henry and Grace when she received a CBE in 2008. ... Victoria Wood 1953-2016 RIP