RIP Victoria Wood: Let's Do It - The Ballad of Barry and Freda

Publish Date
Thursday, 21 April 2016, 6:11AM

Victoria Wood, the much-loved British comedian, singer and actress, has died at her north London home after a short battle with cancer, aged 62. 

Wood, an award-winning sketch writer, had written and starred in dozens of plays, films and sitcoms and was particularly famed for her TV sketch shows.

Her family posted on her Twitter account: 'Thank you for your love and support at this very hard time. We leave you with these words from Victoria. X'

The post was followed by the quote: 'Life's not fair is it? Some of us drink champagne in the fast lane, and some of us eat our sandwiches by the loose chippings on the A597.' 

Wood's long-time comedy partner Julie Walters said today: 'Too heart sore to comment. The loss of her is incalculable.' 

This is one of our favourite pieces of hers: Let's Do It - The Ballad of Barry and Freda from Victoria Wood's Mid Life Christmas 2009.