June Whitfield: Ab Fab cast attend beloved co-star’s funeral

Dame June Whitfield’s funeral has been held in West Sussex, with many of her friends and co-stars in attendance.

Absolutely Fabulous actress Jennifer Saunders was among them, as was Joanna Lumley, who said the service was “touching beyond words”.

Dame June Whitfield, star of ‘Absolutely Fabulous’, dies aged 93

The London-born actress was a regular fixture on TV and radio for six decades, starring in Carry On films, Hancock’s Half Hour, and even Friends.

At 89, she appeared in EastEnders as Sister Ruth, a nun with a secret about Kat Moon. At 92, she was made a dame.

Her agent said she died peacefully on Friday night.