Tears for television fave June
ABSOLUTELY Fabulous star Dame June Whitfield has died aged 93, writes LIZ PERKINS.
The actress, who played Mother in the BBC show, was best known for her role in sitcom Terry and June.
She passed away peacefully on Friday night, her agent confirmed.
London-born Dame June was in TV and radio shows for six decades and had major roles in Carry On films, Hancock’s Half Hour, and even Friends.
She also appeared in EastEnders as Sister Ruth and starred in 12 BBC Radio 4 Agatha Christie adaptations as Miss Marple from
1993 to 2001.
June was given a damehood last year at the age of
92 for her services to drama and entertainment after being made an OBE in 1985.
Last night, the cause of her death was unclear but in a recent interview she revealed her health was failing and a lack of mobility meant the only parts she was able to play were someone “in bed going to sleep”.
She also told how she stopped watching TV due to the sex and the swearing.
June said: “Everything, every channel, it’s either some sex scene or a killing of some kind.”