Greatly saddened when I heard the news as I have known Jean for many years. She first appeared in my favourite Christmas special and I was fortunate enough to appear with her in the final episode. I lived in the next road to Jean and would often see her when she came to vote in my polling station or in browsing the shelves in our local library (she even led a campaign to prevent the temporary closure of the towns main library). I was even lucky enough to be invited into her house once when I drovevher to a local charity event. I was most impressed when Jean told me one day, in her eighties, how she had recently, after many years, decided to give up smoking, no aids, just no more cigarettes. I have included some of my photographs that i took of Jean from my private collection in the photos section. She was a lovely lady and portrayed with wonderful character brilliantly. She will be sadly missed. RIP Jean Alexander.