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Liz Smith dies: Royle Family's Nana passes away aged 95

Liz Smith, who played the Royle Family's Norma (Nana), has died aged 95.

The actress passed away on Christmas Eve. Her death comes in the same year her as co-star Caroline Aherne, who died from lung cancer.

Caroline Aherne with Royle Family cast members (from left) Liz Smith, Ricky Tomlinson, Ralf Little, Sue Johnston and Craig Cash
Caroline Aherne with Royle Family cast members (from left) Liz Smith, Ricky Tomlinson, Ralf Little, Sue Johnston and Craig Cash

A statement from the spokeswoman on Monday night said: "The BAFTA award-winning actress Liz Smith has died, on Christmas Eve, at the age of 95, her family has announced."

Born Betty Gleadle on December 11 1921, Ms Smith recently celebrated her 95th birthday.

Smith also played Mrs Cropley in the Vicar of Dibley alongside Dawn French.

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