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Victoria Wood, British Comedian and Actress, Dies at 62

Victoria Wood, British Comedian and Actress, Dies at 62

British comedian Victoria Wood died in London Wednesday morning after a battle with cancer. She was 62. “The multi BAFTA award-winning writer, director, actor and comedian died peacefully at her north London home with family this morning,” her publicist, Neil Reading, said in a statement. “The family asks for privacy at this very sad time.” Wood, although not particularly well known in the United States, was a major star in the United Kingdom, who won her first BAFTA TV Award in 1986 for “Victoria Wood: As Seen on TV,” and most recently took home two more in 2007 for ITV drama “Housewife,...

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