British actress Josephine Tewson has died at age 91.
A statement from her agent revealed that she died peacefully on Saturday night, at a care home in London for people in the entertainment industry.
Josephine was best known for her role as Elizabeth Warden, the neighbour of Hyacinth, on Keeping Up Appearances, which she starred in from 1990 to 1995.
She also featured in several other British TV series throughout the 1980s, but her role on Keeping Up Appearances cemented her as a star.
Following on from her success in the comedy show, the show’s writer then gave her the role of Miss Davenport in Last of the Summer Wine, which she played from 2003 to 2010.
In a statement, her agent Jean Diamond said, “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Josephine Tewson.”
Tributes for the actress have poured in online, with one fan posting on Twitter, “RIP Josephine Tewson. As good a foil as any sitcom writer or actor could ever wish for and with flawless comic timing to boot.”
“Absolutely gutted to hear of the passing of Josephine Tewson. She will always bring a smile to my face as the ever patient (and slightly nervous) Elizabeth in Keeping Up Appearances,” another one said.
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