The comedy world has lost a genius as news breaks of Victoria Wood's passing at the age of 62 on Wednesday.
The actress' publicist says Wood "died peacefully at her north London home with family" after a "short but brave" battle with cancer.
The Brit's brother expressed his sadness at the news saying that her passing "robbed us of one of the brightest talents of our generation."
In case you aren't aware, Wood gained much notoriety in the '80s and was most-recognized for the BBC sketch Acorn Antiques and comedy Dinnerladies. She won five BAFTAs — two for her ITV drama Housewife 49.
Wood has two adult children with ex-husband Geoffrey Durham — Grace Durham and Henry Durham.
Many fellow industry leaders and comedians have expressed their condolences via Twitter: