Comedian Victoria Wood has died of cancer at the age of 62.
The actress died at home in London surrounded by her family.
Her publicist, 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.
“The family ask for privacy at this very sad time.”
Wood was well known for her comedy series Victoria Wood: As Seen On TV, as well as her role in sitcom Dinnerladies and her TV special Victoria Wood With All The Trimmings.
In 2006, she won two Bafta awards for acting and writing for her drama Housewife, 49, an adaptation of the diaries of Nella Last.
In 1997, she was made an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours and was then made a CBE in 2008.
Wood, who got her showbusiness break as a winner on New Faces, won two other Baftas earlier in her career, both for best light entertainment performance.
The first was for Victoria Wood: As Seen On TV in 1986 and An Audience With Victoria Wood in 1989.
Victoria Wood As Seen On TV also won the Bafta for best entertainment programme in 1986, 1987 and 1988, while An Audience With Victoria Wood won the same award in 1989.
She received a special Bafta tribute award in 2005.
Wood’s live comedy was often interspersed with her own compositions and she frequently played the piano.
She also composed and performed the theme music for Dinnerladies.