Dame Julie Whitfield, London actress, known for her role in the cult comedy series Absolutely incredibledied at the age of 93 years.
Whitfield was also known for her BBC sitcom. Terry and June, as well as its appearance in 2009 Doctor Who Christmas and New Year's special "The End of Time".
The actress's agent said she died peacefully at her home on Friday night, according to a BBC report.
While Doctor Who fans might recognize her for her role as Minnie Hooper in the episode, which saw Matt Smith leave and the Doctor's revival as David Tennant, her time on Absolutely incredible earned her fan ratings.
Her daughter on the screen, Julia Sawala, paid tribute to her on social networks after the news of her demise.
thank #damejunewhitfield, because he taught me his craft with such grace and dignity. I always wanted you to know how I was delighted with you, however you were always too modest to accept my //t.co/2wc2G3bQ0G, which was a great source of inspiration for me. Goodbye, Grandma.
– Julia Savalya (@ JuliaSawalha1) December 29, 2018
BBC comedian Shane Allen made a statement about Vfield and her influence on the British comedy scene during her career.
“Her impressive career is unrivaled in her longevity: for seven decades she has been a key element in numerous high-profile and successful shows. She was a popular performer of comedy films of her generation and was always in demand with the cream of British comedy. ” "
BBC Surrey plans to repeat its last interview with the actress, which will be aired this Sunday.
We repeat what unfortunately turned out #JuneWhitfieldThe last interview given to David Hamilton, as a tribute to a truly wonderful actress, is 12-1 pm Sunday. It was a special June trailer, and David recorded it to promote the program. pic.twitter.com/K5NwOhPeaz
– BBC Surrey (@BBCSurrey) December 29, 2018