Beloved British TV star KATHY STAFF has died at the age of 80.
The actress passed away last week (Begs10Dec08) after a lengthy illness, according to BBC producer Alan Bell.
Staff made a name for herself playing fearsome female characters in popular U.K. TV shows including Open All Hours and Crossroads.
Her most famous role was as Nora Batty in long-running BBC sitcom Last Of The Summer Wine, appearing in 243 episodes over a 25 year period.
Staff filmed her last episode of the show in August (08).
The actor says he isn't "holding out for more money or doing anything like that".
The drama will be making its return to the streaming service in the near future.
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