Who was Una Stubbs and what was her cause of death?


ACTRESS Una Stubbs, known for her roles in TV shows such as Eastenders, Sherlock and Worzel Gummidge, has died at the age of 84.

Una, who had been ill for several months, died at home in Edinburgh surrounded by her family.

Una Stubbs, known for EastEnders and Worzel Gummidge, has died aged 84

Who was Una Stubbs?

Una Stubbs was an English actress, television personality, and former dancer who has appeared on British television and in the theatre, and less frequently in films.

She was born on May 1 1937 in Hertfordshire and grew up in Leicestershire.

Una first found fame in the 1960s when she appeared in Sir Cliff Richard’s film, Summer Holiday.

She later played Rita Rawlins in the BBC sitcoms Till Death Us Do Part and In Sickness and in Health.

Other well-known television shows Una featured in include Worzel GummidgeThe Worst Witch, Midsomer Murders, Casualty.

She more recently appeared in The Catherine Tate Show, Agatha Christie’s Marple, Eastenders, Benidorm and Sherlock.

Before hitting the big screen, Una was the ‘cover girl’ of Dairy Box chocolates, produced by Rowntree’s.

She referred to herself as the ‘Rowntrees Chocolate Girl’.

How did she die?

Her agent confirmed Una died following an illness, and was surrounded by her family at home in Edinburgh.

Rebecca Blond told BBC News that Una had been ill for a few months.

In a statement for BBC News, her sons Joe and Christian Henson and Jason Gilmore said: “Mum passed away quietly today with her family around her, in Edinburgh. We ask for privacy and understanding at this most difficult and sad of times.”

Rebecca Blond, who represented Stubbs for more than 20 years, said she would “miss her enormously and remember her always”.