Caroline Aherne

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Caroline Mary Aherne[1] (24 December 1963 – 2 July 2016) was an English comedian and BAFTA Award-winning writer and actress. She was best known for performing as the chat show host Mrs Merton. She was also known for her roles in the The Fast Show, and as lead in the The Royle Family, a show that she co-wrote.

On 2 July 2016, Aherne died at her home in Timperley, Greater Manchester from throat cancer at the age of 52.[2][3]

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  1. "findmypast.co.uk".
  2. "Comedian Caroline Aherne dies at 52". BBC News. Retrieved 2016-07-02.
  3. "Caroline Aherne, comedian, actress and creator of The Royle Family, dies after 'brave' battle with cancer". The Daily Telegraph. 2 July 2016. Retrieved 2 July 2016.