Actress and comedian Caroline Aherne has died at the age of 52, following a battle with lung cancer.
Her publicist confirmed the news today.
She was best known for her roles – both on camera and behind the scenes – in The Royle Family, The Fast Show and Mrs Merton. She was also the narrator of Gogglebox, alongside frequent collaborator Craig Cash.
Here she is in one (of many, many) fantastic Royle Family moments...
Tributes have already begun to appear after the news was announced this afternoon.
RIP Caroline Aherne
— Charlie Brooker (@charltonbrooker) July 2, 2016
So blessed to have known and worked with her from 1990 onwards most naturally funny person I've ever met R.I.P Caroline Aherne
— terry christian (@terrychristian) July 2, 2016
Comedian Caroline Aherne dies at 52. What a true talent and lovely lady. 2016 continues to take its toll. https://t.co/MH0TLfIE7j
— midge ure (@midgeure1) July 2, 2016
'What first attracted you to the millionaire Paul Daniels?'
RIP Caroline Ahernehttps://t.co/ZnRFU9w83F
— Kay Burley (@KayBurley) July 2, 2016