British sitcom actress and star of Keeping Up Appearances Josephine Tewson has died aged 91.

Her agent, Jean Diamond of Diamond Management, made the announcement tonight, reports The Sun newspaper.

“It is with great sadness that I can confirm the passing of Josephine Tewson.

“Josephine passed away peacefully last night at Denville Hall at the age of 91.”

Denville Hall, in Hillingdon, London, is a retirement home for professional actors.

Josephine is best-known for her role as Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Warden, the long-suffering neighbour of Hyacinth Bucket. 

She appeared on almost every episode for the five-series run which was shown on Gambia state broadcaster, GRTS. 

She’s a household name in The Gambia because of her role in Keeping Up Appearances. 

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