Keeping Up Appearances and Last Of The Summer Wine star Josephine Tewson dies aged 91

Ms Tewson's management said she "passed away peacefully last night at Denville Hall"

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Josephine Tewson, best-known for her roles in Keeping Up Appearances and Last Of The Summer Wine, has died aged 91, her agent has said.

In a statement, Diamond Management said: "It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Josephine Tewson.

"Josephine passed away peacefully last night at Denville Hall at the Age of 91."

Born in Hampstead, London, Ms Tewson regularly appeared in sketches alongside comedians Ronnie Corbett and Ronnie Barker in Hark At Barker and Frost On Sunday.

Josephine Tewson
Josephine Tewson

Ms Tewson played Elizabeth Warden in the British sitcom Keeping Up Appearances between 1990 and 1995.

While she starred as Miss Lucinda Davenport in Last Of The Summer Wine from 2003 to 2010.

The wife of late actor John Challis has paid tribute to Ms Tewson following her death.

Carol Challis shared an image of her husband and Ms Tewson starring in Last of the Summer Wine, writing: “Farewell to Josephine Tewson. John loved working with her on Last of the Summer Wine.

"Another one gone.”

While former EastEnders actress Debbie Arnold described Ms Tewson as a "comedy great" in her tribute.

Ms Arnold tweeted: “So sad we lost two wonderful people firstly Bruce Montague and now two days later – Josephine Tewson.

“Judy Buxton and I had the honour of travelling the world and Uk with these comedy greats ending up in the West End. We had such fun. I adored Jo” followed by a broken heart emoji.