Caroline Aherne Dies After Battling Cancer:
Actress Caroline Aherne has died at the age of 52 after a battle with cancer.
The Bafta award-winning writer and comedy actor died earlier today at her home in Timperley, Greater Manchester.
Best known for her work in The Royle Family, The Mrs Merton Show and The Fast Show – she was a comedy genius.
Neil Reading, her publicist said on Saturday “Caroline Aherne has sadly passed away, after a brave battle with cancer. The family ask for privacy at this very sad time”.