Brigit Forsyth, an actress best remembered for her roles in the television sitcoms Still Open All Hours and Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads, passed away at the age of 83.
Forsyth, who was born in Edinburgh, made her screen debut in the 1971 thriller The Night Digger, which was written by Roald Dahl.
She portrayed Thelma in the Likely Lads film and the comedy Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? Later that decade.
Playing the Field and Boon, two TV dramas, were among her other credits.
Surrounded by family, the actress passed away quietly in her sleep on Friday, according to her agent Mark Pemberton.
She acted as a doctor in the brief ITV soap opera The Practice and made guest appearances on screen in the sitcoms Tom, Dick, and Harriet, and Sharon and Elsie during the 1980s.
Additionally, she portrayed Madge in the BBC comedy Still Open All Hours, which ran from 2013 until 2019.
Pemberton continued, “She was in many radio plays on the BBC over the years and also featured in the Radio 4 sitcom Ed Reardon’s Week. A talented musician, Brigit played the cello, sang and composed, and in later years played with several bands, including The Fircones.”
He stated that she founded the theater company Word Mills Productions in 2016 and that she “loved collaboration and helping to develop new works with actors, writers, and directors”.
In addition, Forsyth made cameos on television in episodes of The Bill, Doctor Who, Agatha Christie’s Poirot, and Coronation Street. In 2002, the biographical program This Is Your Life focused on Forsyth.
Brigit Forsyth Cause of Death
The family of Brigit Forsyth has yet to announce the circumstances of her passing. Our thoughts go to the family and loved ones in this difficult time.