Entertainer Victoria Wood dies of cancer at 62

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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."