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British actress Liz Smith dies aged 95

AAP logoAAP 26/12/2016

British actress Liz Smith has died aged 95, a spokeswoman for her family says.

The actress, who played the ailing Nana in the comedy The Royle Family, died on Christmas Eve.

Liz Smith © Getty Images Liz Smith Her death comes in the same year her as co-star Caroline Aherne, who died from lung cancer in July.

A statement from the family spokeswoman said: "The BAFTA award-winning actress Liz Smith has died, on Christmas Eve, at the age of 95."

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