Comedian Victoria Wood dies at age 62 after battle with cancer

Comedian Victoria Wood has died after a short battle with cancer, her publicist has said.

The actress died aged 62 at home in London with her family.

Victoria Wood
Victoria Wood (Ian West/PA)

Neil Reading, Wood's publicist, 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."

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