Comedy icon Nora Batty is dead

ACTRESS Kathy Staff, famous as Nora Batty in the long-running situation comedy Last of the Summer Wine, has died at the age of 80, it was announced today.

ACTRESS Kathy Staff, famous as Nora Batty in the long-running situation comedy Last of the Summer Wine, has died at the age of 80, it was announced today.

Miss Staff had been ill for some time - but will be remembered as the object of desire for Compo, played by the late Bill Owen.

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