From the BBC
Actress Mollie Sugden has died at the age of 86, her agent has said.
The TV star, best known for playing Mrs Slocombe in long-running BBC sitcom Are You Being Served?, died at the Royal Surrey Hospital after a long illness.
The Yorkshire-born actress’s twin sons, Robin and Simon Moore, were at her bedside, agent Joan Reddin said.
David Croft, one of the writers of Are You Being Served?, remembered her as a “marvellous character” who would never turn down chances to make people laugh.
“She would never refuse any sort of comedy situation no matter how undignified it was she would always go along with it. She was marvellously funny,” he said.