Actor Una Stubbs, known for her roles in TV series such as Worzel Gummidge, Sherlock and EastEnders, has died at the age of 84.
Her agent said she died at home in Edinburgh, surrounded by her family. They told BBC News she had been ill for several months.
In a statement, her sons Joe and Christian Henson and Jason Gilmore said: “Mum passed away quietly today with her family around her, in Edinburgh. We ask for privacy and understanding at this most difficult and sad of times.”
Stubbs, who was born in Hertfordshire and started out as a dancer, rose to fame in the 1960s when she starred alongside Cliff Richard in Summer Holiday, and appeared in the films Swingers’ Paradise and Three Hats for Lisa. That same decade, she was cast in the sitcom Till Death Do Us Part.
More recently, she won new generations of fans as Mrs Hudson, the caring landlady of 221B and 221C Baker Street in the BBC series Sherlock, alongside Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman.
"Una was a wonderful, talented, stylish, gentle, joyous and honest friend. A joy to work with, to laugh with and to make laugh. So humble and yet so damn good. She lit up the room and will be sorely missed by all who were lucky enough to know her, but she will be remembered forever with fondness and love."