Longtime British comedy star June Whitfield dies at 93

LONDON (AP) — British actress and comedic star June Whitfield, whose long career included memorable roles in TV series "Absolutely Fabulous" and "Terry and June," has died. She was 93.

Her agent said that she died Friday night.

Whitfield enjoyed a long career appearing on some of Britain's most popular TV shows and earned generations of fans.

She was prominent in the "Carry On" series and the sitcom "Terry and June" in the '80s before playing a vital role in "Absolutely Fabulous."

Whitfield had started her career in radio comedy in the 1950s.

She received dozens of honors, including being made a "Dame," the female equivalent of a knighthood.

Her husband Tim Aitchison died in 2001. She is survived by their daughter Suzy Aitchison.

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