Carry On legend Fenella Fielding has tragically died after suffering a stroke at 90.
The iconic actress, who has a showbusiness career spanning seven decades, died on Tuesday after suffering a “severe” stroke.
In a statement, a spokeswoman said: “We are very sad to announce that Fenella Fielding OBE passed away this afternoon on Tuesday September 11.
“This follows a severe stroke two weeks ago. During that time, she has been very comfortable and always looked tranquil and divine. And always wearing her eyelashes!
“Miss Fielding was an incredible talent. That voice! A unique woman, much loved by family, friends and fans. She will be missed tremendously.”
Fenella appeared in two Carry On films – Carry On Regardless (1961) and Carry On Screaming! (1966).
She was awarded an OBE for her expansive career, and was recognised in the 2018 Queen’s birthday honours list.
The star cancelled an appearance at the Darlington Film Club two weeks ago after falling ill.
One of her earliest roles on screen was appearing alongside Kenneth Williams in the comedy Pieces of Eight in 1959.
She also featured in four episodes of the Morecambe and Wise Show between 1969 and 1972.
Many shared their condolences online following the news, with actor Craig Wilde writing: “Sad to learn that the wonderful actress and comedian Fenella Fielding OBE, who many will remember as star of the #CarryOn classic ‘Carry On Screaming’ and dozens of other Film, Tv and Stage appearances. Like many I thought she was marvellous.”
While chairman of Elstree Studios Morris Bright added: “Remembering with a huge smile the wonderful actress, with the voice like liquid velvet, Fenella Fielding OBE, who has passed away aged 90.”