British actress Jean Kent has died at the age of 92.

The star passed away at the West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds, England, on Saturday (30Nov13). She was admitted to the medical centre on Thursday (28Nov13) after she was injured in a fall at her home, according to the Bbc.

Her close friend and former film critic Michael Thornton confirmed the news, saying, "I knew Jean for more than 50 years. She was a feisty, funny, outspoken character who never took herself too seriously.

"She knew what it meant to be a star and regarded it as her job to live up to that position and never to disappoint the public."

Kent began her career in theatre, but became well-known for her roles in several British Tv shows, including Up Pompeii!, Crossroads and Lovejoy.

She also starred in 45 films and acted alongside stars including Marilyn Monroe, Sir Michael Redgrave and Laurence Olivier.