Lynda Baron Dead – Open All Hours and EastEnders Actress Dies at 82

The actress is known for her role on the BBC sitcom Open All Hours and her agent and longtime friend have announced the heartbreaking news.

Actress Lynda Baron, known for the BBC sitcom Open All Hours, has died aged 82, her agent has announced.

She co-starred alongside Sir David Jason and Ronnie Barker as Nurse Gladys Emmanuel in the popular BBC sitcom, which ran in four series starting in 1976.

A statement from her agent of nearly 30 years and close friend Donna French said: “We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of our beloved client Lynda Baron.

“She is a great actress and a great friend.

“Her iconic roles such as Nurse Gladys in Open All Hours and Aunt Mabel in Come Outside have been enjoyed by all generations.

She was much loved in Still Open All Hours and is back for a reboot



“Famous for our leading roles in West End musicals and dramatic productions, we have lost our world-leading light.

“Our deepest condolences go out to daughter Sarah, son Morgan and all of her family.”

Gratitude has been paid to the famous actress on social networks.

She also appeared in the ITV sitcom Oh No, It’s Selwyn Froggitt, BBC soap EastEnders as Linda Clarke, mother of Jane Beale, and appeared in Doctor Who, Last Of The Summer Wine and Dinner Ladies.

Lynda also appears in Fat friends as well as EastEnders



She was nominated for a Bafta Award in 2011 for her role in The Road To Coronation Street on BBC Four, a unique drama about the early days of drama in which she plays actress Violet Carson, who played the role of Ena Sharples in the long-running series.

She also appeared in the sequel Still Open All Hours when it returned in 2013.

The actress married John M Lee in 1966 and the couple went on to have two children, Sarah and Morgan.

She reflected on her wonderful career and told the Sunday Post in 2020: “I love playing Nurse Gladys and Auntie Mabel but I can’t name my favorites for the different characters I’ve played.

She co-starred alongside Sir David Jason and Ronnie Barker in Open All Hours



“Part of that is because I’m really the type of person who likes to look ahead and think about what I’m doing now and importantly, what I’m going to do next.

“I’ve been an actor for a long time and I hope to continue for a while. It’s hard to imagine a life when I’m not an actor.”

Many people took to twitter to show their gratitude.

One wrote: “What a good actress. RIP.”

Another tweeted: “I grew up watching her. What a sad, sad news #RIPLynda.”

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