Ruth Madoc, the actress famous for starring in the BBC television comedy Hi-de-Hi!, has passed away on Friday afternoon. Earlier in this week she was taken to hospital after a fall and was operated on.
Madoc was best known for her role as Gladys Pugh in the television sitcom Hi-de-Hi! about a holiday camp in the late 50s that was broadcast from 1980 to 1988.
Throughout her career Madoc played many roles in theatre and musicals, including Fiddler On The Roof, Gypsy, Doctors, Benidorm, Little Britain, and Casualty.
"It is with much sadness that we have to announce the death of our dear and much loved client Ruth Madoc," Phil Belfield, Madoc's agent, wrote in his statement.
Mr Belfield added that she was a real legend of the British entertainment scene and "was gone far too soon."
This week the fall made her withdraw from playing The Empress Gladys in the pantomime Aladdin at the Princess Theatre, UK.
Just before her death Madoc wrote on her Instagram that she was recovering and doing quite well.
But this Friday her agent wrote a sad piece of news:
"Ruth passed away on the afternoon of Friday 10th December while in hospital following surgery for a fall she had earlier in the week, which had led her to have to withdraw from panto in Torquay."
Madoc will always be remembered as a talented actress and a real legend of the British entertainment scene. Our deepest condolences to the family of Ruth Madoc!
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