Come Outside star Lynda Baron dies aged 82
The actress also starred in BBC sitcom Open All Hours
Lynda Baron, the actress best known for her roles in children's TV show Come Outside and classic BBC sitcom Open All Hours, has sadly passed away at the age of 82.
Throughout the 70s and 80s, Baron starred alongside Ronnie Barker and Sir David Jason in the hit show about a Yorkshire corner shop and also featured in the show's return in 2013.
She then became loved by a generation of children for Come Outside, in which she played Auntie Mabel with her famous spotty plane and canine companion Pippin.
On Monday, her agent Donna French said: "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."
We're all deeply saddened by the passing of Lynda Baron who was well-loved as Nurse Gladys Emmanuel in both Open All Hours and Still Open All Hours. Our thoughts are with her family and friends. pic.twitter.com/aRH5zqxELc
— GOLD (@goldchannel) March 7, 2022
Baron also appeared in EastEnders as Linda Clarke, the mother of Jane Beale.
The soap paid tribute to her on Twitter, saying they were "deeply saddened" by the news of her passing.
We’re deeply saddened to hear that Lynda Baron has passed away. Our love and thoughts are with Lynda’s family and friends. pic.twitter.com/neIonrWOEg
— BBC EastEnders (@bbceastenders) March 7, 2022
She also had credits in Doctor Who, Last of the Summer Wine, Dinner Ladies, The Bill and The Two Ronnies.
— Doctor Who (@bbcdoctorwho) March 7, 2022
Along with her career on television, the actress appeared in a number of films and stage productions.
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