Comedy legend Victoria Wood was laid to rest yesterday following her “short but brave” battle with cancer.
The BAFTA award-winning comic, who died in April aged 62, have been cremated at a ceremony in Golders Green, North London.
Late Victoria is survived by daughter Grace, 27, son Henry, 23 and former partner Geoffrey Durham.
The ceremony was at Highgate, North London, a short distance from her family home, where she lived out her final days.
We were told of her plans towards her funeral: “She has always made it clear that she doesn’t crave publicity or fanfare, and the expectation is that her funeral will be a very intimate affair.” a source said
The BBC sketch Acorn Antiques and DinnerladiesComedy genius Victoria found fame in the 1980s.
While she struggled to survive the cancer, Victoria still endeavor to crack patients out at the highgate hospital where she spent her last days.
Her brother Chris Foote Wood, 75, revealed that her passing had come as a great shock.
He said: “Her death has robbed us of one of the brightest talents of our generation.
“I am hugely proud of what my sister has done so successfully in different fields of entertainment.
“It has been a privilege to have her as a sister and to have been able to observe at first hand how she developed her career from the earliest beginnings.
“Victoria’s two children, Grace and Henry, will be absolutely devastated to lose their mother at such a relatively young age.
“Another reason I admire Victoria is that she was determined from the start to give her children as normal an upbringing as possible.”