British Comedian Victoria Wood Dies At The Age Of 62 — Celebs React

Victoria Wood

Tragic news.

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.”

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So sad.

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 DurhamGrace Durham and Henry Durham.

Many fellow industry leaders and comedians have expressed their condolences via Twitter:

Our hearts go out to the Wood’s family during this incredibly difficult time.

[Image via WENN.]

Apr 20, 2016 1:21pm PST

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