Died suddenly at her home, Crom Castle, Co. Fermanagh. Greatly missed by her friend Queenie. Fondly remembered by her friend and fellow actor, Mr Timothy Spall, (aka Lord Clarence Emsworth). Sty strictly private. No flowers please. Donations if desired to the Smokey Bacon Trust.
Brought up in Lancashire, the Empress, as she was fondly referred to, moved to Co. Fermanagh to take up an acting career with the BBC. Despite not having any previous acting experience she proved to be a consummate performer. Audiences adored her and fellow actors admired her.
Monetary gain was never something which drove this actress. What was important to her was that she had performed to the utmost of her ability. The respect of her peers was payment enough. If she had any fault then it was her excessive love of food.
The BBC have acknowledged that they were, "lucky to have found such a characterful and humorous pig ."