London, July 6 (IANS) “Grotbags” actress Carol Lee Scott died after a battle with cancer. She was 74.
Her niece Gina Mear announced the news that she lost her aunt on Thursday on Twitter, reports mirror.co.uk.
She shared a photo of Scott as Grotbags, as well as a recent family image of her, and wrote: “My dear aunty Carol passed away yesterday, RIP Grotbags, I will miss you.”
Mear gave more details in a public Facebook post, writing: “My dear aunty Carol lost her brave fight against cancer yesterday. To many of you she was Grotbags – a legend! To me she was just aunty Carol. I shall miss her hugely, rest in peace Carol.”
A tribute to Scott was posted on the official fan site for Grotbags.
It read: “It is very sad that I have to report that Carol Lee Scott has passed away.
“A larger than life lady with a much larger heart of comedy, kindness and generosity!
“Carol was a great lover of music and comedy and one of the songs she used to like was ‘Ain’t it grand to be blooming well dead’ by Leslie Sarony and it was Carol’s request that there be no sadness but music and laughter!”
Among those remembering the performer was comedian Rufus Hound, who said she was “an icon for folk of my generation”.