Tributes To 'Comedy Icon' Victoria Wood

Victoria Wood's comedy partner Julie Walters has said she is "too heart sore to comment" as she described Wood's passing as an "incalculable" loss.

She led tributes from the world of entertainment after the 62-year-old died from cancer.

Ricky Gervais tweeted: "RIP the brilliant Victoria Wood. So innovative, funny and down to earth. This has not been a good year." 

Caitlin Moran observed: "Seeing Victoria Wood on TV - working class, bookish, silly, clever, doing stand-up, singing, acting - made me think 'Girls can do this'."

Comedian Jenny Eclair wrote: "All of us women in comedy owe a huge debt of gratitude to Victoria - she paved the way."

Comedian Victoria Wood

Comedian Victoria Wood

Video: Celebrating Victoria Wood's Comedy

Broadcaster Emma Freud wrote on Twitter: "No no no no no no no no no. Not Victoria Wood. Comic relief hero and friend. No."

Absolutely Fabulous actress Jennifer Saunders said: "Cant believe Vic has gone. She was truly an inspiration and had so much left to to give and we won't see it. She was so funny." 

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Victoria Wood death

Victoria Wood death

Video: Celebrities, Friends And Fans Mourn

Comedian Sarah Millican said she was "incredibly sad" and described Wood as a "true comedy icon".

James Bond actor Sir Roger Moore said the news was "difficult to absorb". He wrote on Twitter: "She was a total joy to work with and watch on TV. 2016 is becoming a terrible year."

The journalist Janice Turner wrote: "Victoria Wood sold out the Royal Albert Hall for 15 consecutive nights. No comedian understood women better."

Victoria Wood Bafta 2011

Victoria Wood Bafta 2011

Video: Victoria Wood On The Red Carpet

While John Bishop said simply: "A true comedy legend #ripvictoriawood."

The impressionist Rory Bremner said: "No. NO. This is too much. Now lovely, warm, funny, brilliantly talented Victoria Wood has gone. Words, songs, plays, she wrote the lot. So sad."

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Victoria Wood Comedy Awards

Victoria Wood Comedy Awards

Video: '95: Wood Honoured At Comedy Awards

While James Corden said: "I'll always feel incredibly grateful that I got to see Victoria Wood on TV and in theaters. She was so brilliantly talented, what a sad day x."

Comedian and actor Jack Dee said he felt "privileged to have known and worked with the great Victoria Wood".

Fawlty Towers actor John Cleese said: "I worked with her last year and was reminded of just what a superlative performer she was. Only 62!"

Comedian Katy Brand Discusses Victoria Wood Death

Comedian Katy Brand Discusses Victoria Wood Death

Video: Katy Brand Remembers Victoria Wood

Illusionist Derren Brown said: "No! Not Victoria Wood. What on earth is going on? A shy genius by all accounts. End of an era."

Coronation Street's Sue Cleaver, who starred in Wood's BBC comedy Dinnerladies, wrote: "RIP Victoria. Taken far too soon."

Britain's Got Talent judge David Walliams said he had "happy memories watching #VictoriaWood's TV shows with my mum, dad & sister", and said she was a "humble genius".

Victoria Wood (R) and Julie Walters

Victoria Wood (R) and Julie Walters

Video: Victoria Wood And Julie Walters

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