'Sherlock' star Una Stubbs has died at 84


Una Stubbs (Getty)
Una Stubbs has died at 84. (Getty)

Sherlock star Una Stubbs has died at the age of 84.

The actor - who was also known for TV shows such as Worzel Gummidge, Till Death Us Do Part and In Sickness And In Health - died at her home in Edinburgh, her agent told the BBC.

She had apparently been ill for a few months.

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Stubbs was born in Hertfordshire in 1937 and first appeared on TV in the 50s.

Actress Una Stubb as Aunt Sally in the Southern Television series of Worzel Gummidge. Aunt Sally was a life-size fairground doll and Worzel's femme fatale. 21st October 1980. (Photo by Tony Smith/Mirrorpix/Getty Images)
Una Stubbs as Aunt Sally in Worzel Gummidge in 1980. (Mirrorpix/Getty Images)

Her first big role was in 1963 Cliff Richard film Summer Holiday.

She went on to star in several television shows and was loved by a generation of children as Aunt Sally in Worzel Gummidge from 1979 to 1981.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 04: Una Stubbs attends the press night after party for
Una Stubbs had three children. (Getty Images)

She was also known for the game shows Don't Say A Word and Give Us A Clue, and starred as Mrs Hudson in the BBC's Sherlock.

Actor Alistair Petrie, who appeared with Stubbs on the crime series, was among those to pay tribute, writing on Twitter: "Dear gorgeous Una Stubbs. What a sad sad loss.

"She was and will remain such a beating heart of Sherlock and a billion other things, not least her family.

"I totally fell in love with her.

"She is (I’ll never say was) an incomparable human of loveliness."

Actress Lucy Benjamin posted: "Such sad news. Had the honour of being in the stage production of Worzel Gummidge with #UnaStubbs in the early 80s and she taught me so much as a child actor and really showed me the way! What a loss."

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Actor Stuart Antony said Stubbs was "fabulously brilliant".

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 04:  Una Stubbs attends the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition Preview Party at Royal Academy of Arts on June 4, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
Una Stubbs played Mrs Hudson in Sherlock. (Getty Images)

"The nicest person EVER!" he added. "Always made me smile whenever I saw her. She will be greatly missed x."

Stubbs was married twice - to actors Peter Gilmore and Nicky Henson - and had three children.

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