Who was Lynda Baron and what was her cause of death?

ACTRESS Lynda Baron was best known for starring in the BBC sitcom Open All Hours and EastEnders.

The 82-year-old's death was confirmed by her longtime agent Donna French in a statement that described her as a "wonderful friend and actress".

Who was Lynda Baron?

Lilian Baron, known professionally as Lynda Baron, was a 82-year-old English actress.

Born on March 24, 1939 in Urmston, Lancashire.

She originally trained as a dancer at the Royal Academy of Dance.

During her early career, she appeared in repertory theatre and several West End venues. 

In 2011, she was nominated for a Bafta for her role in The Road To Coronation Street on BBC Four, a one-off drama about the early days of the soap, in which she played actress Violet Carson.

She married her husband John M. Lee in 1966 and they had two children together, daughter Sarah and son Morgan.

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Lynda Baron with Pippin the dog. Both appeared in the BBC TV schools programme Come OutsideCredit: Getty

What was Lynda Baron's cause of death?

A cause of death is yet to be confirmed.

The TV icon's death was confirmed by her agent, Donna French in a statement.

The statement reads: “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved client Lynda Baron.

“She was a wonderful actress and a great friend.

“Her iconic roles of Nurse Gladys in Open All Hours and Aunt Mabel in Come Outside were loved by all generations.

“Renowned for her leading roles in West End musicals and dramatic productions alike, we have lost a leading light of our world.

“We extend our deepest condolences to her daughter Sarah, her son Morgan and all her family.”

Which TV shows did Lynda Baron star in?

Lynda was best known for the BBC sitcom Open All Hours and her appearances in Emmanuel, which ran for four series starting in 1976.

During the 1990s she made appearances in Coronation Street, Dinnerladies (1998), The Mrs Bradley Mysteries (1998), Sunburn (1999), Nancherrow (1999) and Goodnight Sweetheart (1999).

Then from the 2000s onwards, she continued to work regularly on TV and stage, with credits including Fat friends (2000-2005), The Bill (2000), Doctors (2000, 2006, 2010, 2011 and 2014), Peak Practice (2001), Holby City (2002 and 2006), Down to Earth (2005), Rome (2005) and Casualty (2009).

She briefly appeared in the BBC One soap opera Eastenders in 2006 as Linda Clarke, the mother of Jane Beale.

She then as a regular in the series from November 2008 to February 2009.

Then in 2016, she would return one more alongside John Partridge from May to June that year.

Her last appearance was in January 2017, when she appeared in an episode of Father Brown.

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