English actress Una Stubbs, who played Mrs. Hudson in Sherlock, has died. Stubbs’ agent Rebecca Blond, who represented Stubbs for more than 20 years, confirmed to the BBC Thursday that the actress passed away at her home in Edinburgh at the age of 84. Her agent said that Stubbs, whose family was surrounded at her death, had been ill for several months. An exact cause of death was not provided.
In a statement confirming her passing, Stubbs’ sons Joe and Christian Henson and Jason Gilmore said their mother “passed away quietly today with her family around her, in Edinburgh.” Stubbs’ family requested “privacy and understanding at this most difficult and sad of times.” Blond, meanwhile, said she would “miss her enormously and remember her always.”
“We are desperately sad to have lost not only a wonderful actress, whose screen and stage career, spanning over 50 years, was so extraordinarily varied, from Till Death Us Do Part to Sherlock, as well as memorable performances in the West End, at the Old Vic, Donmar Warehouse, Sheffield Crucible, and National Theatre but also a wickedly funny, elegant, stylish, graceful, gracious and kind and constant friend,” Blond added. “She was also a highly respected and exhibited artist.”
Born in Hertfordshire, Stubbs rose to fame in the 1960s and went on to enjoy a decades-long career that saw her appear in several high-profile titles.
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