Actress Dame June Whitfield dies at the age of 93

Actress Dame June Whitfield has died at the age of 93, her agent has announced.

She was best known for her work with comedian Terry Scott, co-starring in sitcoms Happy Ever After and Terry and June, where they both starred as a husband and wife duo.

Following Scott’s death in 1994, June went onto play Edina Monsoon’s mother in Absolutely Fabulous, alongside well-loved supporting roles in Last Of The Summer Wine and The Green Green Grass.

She was then awarded an OBE in 1985, followed by a CBE in 1998 and then a Damehood in 2017.

She also recently revealed that she now lives in a care home, after ten years of living alone following the death of her husband of 46 years Tim Aitchison in 2001.

Yesterday she was in the headlines again, saying she could not stand modern day television because there was ‘too much sex and swearing.’

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