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Sherlock star Una Stubbs dies aged 84

Una Stubbs dies at 84: Beloved star of Worzel Gummidge, Till Death Us Do Part, Sherlock and EastEnders passed away ‘after short illness’ surrounded by family at Edinburgh home

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Actress Una Stubbs who starred in SherlockEastEnders and Till Death Us Do Part has died aged 84.

The Hertfordshire-born star, who was also known for her roles in Sir Cliff Richard’s film Summer Holiday as well as Worzel Gummidge and In Sickness And In Health, died at home in Edinburgh surrounded by her family.

Stubbs, who was best known in recent years for playing Sherlock’s landlady Mrs Hudson in the BBC show from 2010 to 2017 with Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, had suffered from an illness for a few months.   

The actress, who was married twice and had three children, also played Aunt Sally in the 1979 version of Worzel Gummidge and was in The Worst Witch, The Catherine Tate Show and Benidorm. 

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Actress Una Stubbs at the Royal Academy of Arts in London in June 2014

Una Stubbs played Mrs Hudson in the BBC's version of Sherlock which ran from 2010 to 2017

Una Stubbs played Mrs Hudson in the BBC’s version of Sherlock which ran from 2010 to 2017

Una Stubbs as Mrs Hudson in the BBC's Sherlock, in which she starred with Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman

Una Stubbs as Mrs Hudson in the BBC’s Sherlock, in which she starred with Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman

Una Stubbs played Aunt Sally in the 1979-1981 version of Worzel Gummidge, alongside Jon Pertwee as Worzel and Barbara Windsor as Saucy Nancy

Una Stubbs played Aunt Sally in the 1979-1981 version of Worzel Gummidge, alongside Jon Pertwee as Worzel and Barbara Windsor as Saucy Nancy

Una Stubbs as Aunt Sally in the 1979-1981 version of Worzel Gummidge, alongside Jon Pertwee as Worzel

Una Stubbs as Aunt Sally in the 1979-1981 version of Worzel Gummidge, alongside Jon Pertwee as Worzel

Una Stubbs at the London Marriott Hotel in Grosvenor Square in July 2019

Una Stubbs at The Hospital Club in London in August 2018

Una Stubbs at the London Marriott in Grosvenor Square in July 2019 (left) and The Hospital Club in London in 2018 (right)

Anthony Barclay and Una Stubbs at The Gillian Lynne Theatre in London on July 2, 2019

Anthony Barclay and Una Stubbs at The Gillian Lynne Theatre in London on July 2, 2019

Una Stubbs and Stephen Bowman from the band Blake at Variety Club's Tribute to Sir Cliff Richard at the London Marriott Hotel in Grosvenor Square in July 2019

Una Stubbs and Stephen Bowman from the band Blake at Variety Club’s Tribute to Sir Cliff Richard at the London Marriott Hotel in Grosvenor Square in July 2019

Una Stubbs with her former husband Nicky Henson, pictured together in October 1969

Una Stubbs with her former husband Nicky Henson, pictured together in October 1969

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