Victoria Wood, British comedian, Died at 62

Victoria Wood was born on May 19, 1953, and died on April 20, 2016.

She was an English comedian, actress, singer and songwriter, screenwriter and director.

She wrote and starred in sketches, plays, films and sitcoms, and her live comedy act was interspersed with her own compositions, which she accompanied on piano.

Victoria also composed and performed the theme music for her award winning BBC sitcom Dinnerladies.

She was humorous in everyday life and included references to popular British media and brand names of quintessentially British products.

Wood was noted for her skills in observing culture, and in satirising social classes.

Victoria started her career in 1974 by winning the ATV talent show New Faces.

During the 1980s, she began to establish herself as a comedy star, with the award-winning television series Victoria Wood As Seen on TV and became one of Britain’s most popular stand-up comics.

Wood won two BAFTA awards for her one-off drama for ITV1, Housewife, 49, in 2006.

She had often worked with long-term collaborators Julie Walters, Duncan Preston and Celia Imrie.

She died after a short battle with cancer.

Victoria Wood passed away at 62 yrs old.