Even more sad news breaking here at HCF!
Caroline Aherne, the genius behind The Royle family and Mrs Merton has sadly passed away at the age of 52, after battling cancer!
The London born award winning comedian passed away at her home in Greater Manchester!
A statement issued by publicist Neil Reading today read: ‘Caroline Aherne has sadly passed away, after a brave battle with cancer.
‘The BAFTA award-winning writer and comedy actor died earlier today at her home in Timperley, Greater Manchester. She was 52.
‘The family ask for privacy at this very sad time.’
Many tributes have been pouring in for the much loved star whose role as Denise in The Royle Family brought her much fame and will be sadly missed by a legions of fans everywhere.
RIP Caroline! You have made many people laugh!