Auntie Wainwright Has Closed The Shop For The Last Time….

Jean Alexander, who played Coronation Street’s Hilda Ogden and Auntie Wainwright in Last of the Summer Wine, has died aged 90.

Alexander portrayed Hilda Ogden, a sharp-tongued, put-upon housewife who was one of Coronation Street’s best known characters, from 1964 to 1987.

She appeared as shopkeeper Auntie Wainwright, for which she is said to have referred to as the “absolute favourite part” of her career, for 22 years.

She died peacefully in hospital on Friday, her niece said.

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