Carol Lee Scott has died.
The 'Grotbags' actress - who was best known for playing the green-faced witch in the popular children's show throughout the 80s and early 90s as well as 'Emu's World' - has passed away at the age of 74 following a "brave fight against cancer."
The sad news was confirmed by Carol's niece Gina Mear on Facebook on Wednesday (05.07.17) when she wrote: "My dear aunty Carol lost her brave fight against cancer yesterday. To many of you she was Grotbags - a legend! To me she was just aunty Carol. I shall miss her hugely, rest in peace Carol. (sic)"
Gina then followed it up by posting some photographs of her legendary aunt on her Twitter account and accompanied it with the caption: "My dear aunty Carol passed away yesterday, RIP #Grotbags, I will miss you (sic)"
The touching message prompted Rufus Hound to send his sincere apologies for her loss and he went on to refer to Carol as an "icon for folk" for his generation.
He wrote: "Very sorry for your loss. An icon for folk of my generation. Thank you for her."
Carol was born in Somerset in 1943 and kick started her career by performing in cabaret at various clubs in the north of England before singing in London pubs.
The TV star then landed the job as a Pontins Blue Coat and worked for the holiday park for 19 years before she began working with Rod Hull on a series of children's 1980s TV shows and, ultimately, created the famous series 'Grotbags' over the summer.