"Last Of The Summer Wine" Favorite Juliette Kaplan Passed Away After Her Long Battle With Cancer, Aged 80

October 11, 2019

Last of the Summer Wine favorite Juliette Kaplan has died after having cancer at the age of 80.

Juliette Kaplan was a British actress who starred in the Last Of The Summer Wine sitcom for 25 years between 1985 and 2010, playing the role of Pearl Sibshaw.

Her character spent much of the time trying to thwart attempts by her husband to have an affair.

Kaplan also appeared in EastEnders, Coronation Street and Doctors over the course of her long entertainment career.

She was "gravely ill"

The actress, from Bournemouth, died surrounded by family on Thursday. Her death came after she returned home from a hospice two weeks ago, the star's agent Barry Langford said.

In a touching tribute, he said: "Juliette Kaplan, "Our Pearl", has finally succumbed to the cancer she has bravely battled for so long.

In July this year Lanford announced she was "gravely ill" and in a hospice, praising her bravery while dealing with her illness.

Juliette Kaplan was married to Harold Hoser from 1958 until his death in 1981. The actress leaves behind their 2 daughters and one son.

People pay their tributes to the late actress

People also took to their social profiles to express their condolences and pay tribute to the late actress:

Our sincere sympathies to the family and fans. Julietter will be dearly missed by many! She was a really great actress and we hope her legacy will go on living in people who loved her!