‘Absolutely Fabulous’ Actress, Dame June Whitfield, Has Died at 93
Actress Dame June Whitfield, who played June Medford in Terry and June along with other noteworthy credits including Absolutely Fabulous and The Last of the Blonde Bombshells, has died at 93.
Dame June’s career started in the 1940s, flourishing with every role she took up.
Her agent said that Dame June “passed away peacefully last night,”.
Shane Allen, the controller of BBC Comedy, has said in a statement, “June Whitfield was the North Star of British comedy.
Her spectacular career is unparalleled in its longevity, with seven decades of being a key element in numerous high profile and successful shows.
She was the go-to female comedy performer of her generation and was always in demand from the cream of British comedy.
She led the way for female comedy and we owe her enormous respect. Our thoughts go out to family and friends at this sad time.”
Aged 89, Dame June appeared in Eastenders as Sister Ruth, a nun with a secret about Kat Slater — followed by being made a Dame in 2017 aged 92.
The cause of her death is unclear at this time… we’ll keep you updated.
Rest in Peace.