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Victoria Wood's final wishes

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Victoria Wood's final wishes

Victoria Wood spent her final days at home.

The comedy genius - who tragically passed away on Wednesday (20.04.16) at the age of 62 after a short battle with cancer - wanted to be at her home with her family when she passed rather than a hospital.

A close pal said: "Victoria made it clear what she wanted and those wishes will be carried out. She had been in hospital a few weeks ago, but had made it clear she wanted to come home - and that's exactly what she did. It meant she could spend that time in the home she loved, with the people she loved."

The family are currently organising a funeral for the 'Dinnerladies' star and it is expected to be a "very intimate" affair.

The friend added to the Sunday Mirror newspaper: "The funeral arrangements haven't been finalised yet, but she has always made it clear that she doesn't crave publicity or fanfare, and the expectation is that her funeral will be a very intimate affair with only her very closest family there.

"It may even just be her children, and potentially her former partner, with a bigger memorial service to follow at a later stage. Her family know what she wanted - and although there is a huge outpouring of grief from the world of comedy and showbusiness, they wouldn't want to turn this into something that might have made her uncomfortable."

Victoria is survived by her two children - Grace, 27, and Henry, 23.