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British actress Dora Bryan dies at the age of 91

1 of 1 Dora Bryan starred in TV shows such as Last of the Summer Wine and Absolutely Fabulous
Dora Bryan starred in TV shows such as Last of the Summer Wine and Absolutely Fabulous

British TV, stage and movie actress Dora Bryan has passed away at the age of 91.

Her roles included Ros Utterthwaite in Last of the Summer Wine and June Whitfield's on-screen friend Dolly in Absolutely Fabulous, for which she received a BAFTA nomination.

Bryan also appeared in films such as A Taste of HoneyThe Great St Trinian's Train Robbery, The Green Man and Apartment Zero.

Bryan's manager David Hill paid his respects to her via Twitter, saying: "As her agent / manager, but above all her friend, I'm so sad to announce that #DoraBryan has died today. A legend, an icon & a true star!"

Bryan died yesterday (July 24) at a nursing home in Hove. Her sons Daniel and William Lawton spoke to local paper The Argus and were jointly quoted: "It was heartbreaking but it was peaceful. She just left us.

"She was a tiny woman but her constitution was incredible. She loved being on stage, that's what she wanted.

"Not only did she do it, but she was good at it. She was a star, and a mum."

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