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Screen and stage star Ruth Madoc, best known for appearing on the BBC sitcom Hi-de-Hi!, has died at the age of 79.
The actress became a household name playing yellowcoat boss Gladys Pugh in the hit BBC One television series about a holiday camp set in the late 1950s. Her career has also spanned a variety of stage and musical roles, from Fiddler On The Roof to Gypsy.
Madoc, whose husband was actor Philip Madoc, died yesterday after a fall that forced her to stop performing in the pantomime Aladdin at the Princess Theater in Torquay, an engagement that would have started yesterday and ended on New Year’s Eve.
Just hours earlier, she told fans that she was on the mend, saying, ‘Please don’t worry! I’m fine and will be back to normal soon but unfortunately @princesstheatretorquay won’t be able to have The Empress Gladys at the Panto this Christmas!!! I’m fine and I’ll be back to normal soon!’
In a statement, Phil Belfield of talent agency Belfield & Ward Ltd described Madoc as “one of a kind and a unique talent loved by many”.
Posting a statement on Twitter, the theater company said Thursday: “Following an accident earlier this week, following a medical assessment, Ruth Madoc is unfortunately no longer able to appear in this year’s Aladdin pantomime at the Princess Theater. in Torquay”.
Broadcaster Gyles Brandreth has recalled the ‘wonderfully gifted actress’ Madoc following the news of her death.
The former MP, who is now a writer and reporter on BBC’s The One Show, said on Twitter: “This is such sad news. Ruth was a very charming person and a wonderfully gifted actress.
“I was lucky enough to meet her through my best friend from school, Simon Cadell. In Hi-De-Hi they were irresistible. RIP Ruth Madoc and thanks for the memories. Goodbye campers!
Cadell played vacation camp boss Jeffrey Fairbrother, the object of affection for Madoc’s character, Glady Pugh.
Ruth passed away on the afternoon of Friday December 9th while in hospital following surgery for a fall she suffered earlier in the week, forcing her to withdraw from the panto in Torquay.
‘From film works like Fiddler On The Roof and Under Milk Wood with Richard Burton and her iconic TV performance as Gladys Pugh in Hi De Hi! and most recently in Little Britain and on stage with Calendar Girls (the play and the musical), plus recent acclaim in the shorts Skinny Fat and Cardiff, she was a true national treasure and can’t wait to be back on the road in 2023. with The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.
“A true legend of the British entertainment scene, she was one of a kind and a unique talent loved by many.
She’s gone too soon. Our hearts are broken!
Dennis said: ‘Very sad to hear that the lovely Ruth Madoc has passed away. She was such a talented and lovely woman. Thoughts with her family.
And McGann wrote: ‘Such sad news about the incredible Ruth Madoc. I was lucky enough to work with her more than once and loved what a brilliant, skilled, fun, fearless, kind and inspiring ball of light she always was.’
Actor and writer Sir Tony Robinson, 76, tweeted: “Saddened to learn my dear friend Ruth Madoc has passed away.
“She was not only funny and very smart, she was smart, kind, a loyal union member, and she had a left-handed heart. We will miss her very much.
In 2018, Madoc overcame her fears to show off her breasts to a live audience in the all-female version of The Real Full Monty alongside stars like Coleen Nolan, Victoria Derbyshire and Michelle Heaton.
They performed a dance to This Is Me from The Greatest Showman to raise awareness for breast cancer.