Credit: BBC

Much-loved actress Lynda Baron has passed away, aged 82, her agent and long term friend has said.

Baron was known for programmes such as Still Open All Hours to the hit children’s TV show ’Come Outside’, in which she played Auntie Mabel.

In a statement to PA news, Baron’s agent, Donna French, said: ‘It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved client Lynda Baron.

‘She was a wonderful actress and a great friend.’

‘Her iconic roles of Nurse Gladys in Open All Hours and Aunt Mabel in Come Outside were loved by all generations.’

‘Renowned for her leading roles in West End musicals and dramatic productions alike, we have lost a leading light of our world.’

‘We extend our deepest condolences to her daughter Sarah, her son Morgan and all her family.’

In 2013, Baron appeared in the spin off ’Still Open All Hours’ when it returned to our screens.


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