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).