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Doctor Who and Still Open All Hours actress Brigit Forsyth dies aged 83


Open All Hours star Brigit Forsyth has died aged 83 (Picture: Getty)

Actress Brigit Forsyth has died at the age of 83.

The star was known for her many television roles, including popular British sitcom Still Open All Hours and drama The Bill.

She also had a role in classic Doctor Who episode The Evil of the Daleks, where she starred alongside Patrick Troughton.

Forsyth died peacefully on Friday, December 1 her agent Mark Pemberton announced.

In a statement seen by BBC, Pemberton paid tribute to her ‘varied and notable career in stage, screen and radio,’ and was ‘a talented musician.’

‘Brigit played the cello, sang and composed, and in later years played with several bands including the Fircones.’

The Scottish actress died on December 1 surrounded by family (Picture: Hulton Archive)
Forsyth had a role in classic Doctor Who episode Evil of the Daleks alongside Patrick Troughton (Picture: BBC)

The beloved actress is understood to have died peacefully in her sleep, surrounded by family.

Forsyth had a major role in BBC comedy Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? and in ITV drama Boonn.

Her most recent role came in the form of Open All Hours, where she had a recurring role from 2013 to 2019.

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