June Whitfield Has Died, Aged 93
Dame June Whitfield, celebrated for her roles in some of the best-loved British sitcoms of the last 50 years, has died aged 93.
The London-born actress was a regular fixture on TV and radio for seven decades, her best-known roles coming in Terry and June, in which she played half of a middle-aged, middle-class suburban couple, and as Jennifer Saunders’s mother in Absolutely Fabulous. She also appeared in Carry On films, Hancock’s Half Hour, and even had a part in Friends. Whitfield’s agent confirmed her “peaceful” death on Friday.