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Kay Mellor death: Family thanks fans for 'wonderful words'

The family of scriptwriter Kay Mellor have thanked fans for their "wonderful messages" of support following her death. Leeds-born Mellor wrote a string of hit TV series including ITV's Girlfriends, Band Of Gold and The Syndicate. Husband Anthony and daughters Yvonne and Gaynor said her death last month at age...
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Family of Kay Mellor thank fans for ‘wonderful words’ following private funeral

The family of Kay Mellor have thanked fans for their “wonderful words, messages and tributes” to the actress and scriptwriter after laying her to rest at a private funeral.Anthony, Yvonne and Gaynor Mellor said they were “heartbroken” by their loss but hoped to continue her legacy through her Independent Production Company Rollem.Leeds-born Mellor wrote hit series including ITV’s Girlfriends, Band Of Gold and The Syndicate – and was also best known for penning hits including Fat Friends, which aired from 2000 until 2005 and was turned into a musical.She died last month, aged 71.The intimate funeral service took place on...
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Walking Dead alum Samantha Morton pays tribute to Kay Mellor

Samantha Morton did a fantastic job bringing Alpha to life on The Walking Dead series. This iconic character was featured in the comic story with much expected of the on-screen persona. Morton’s portrayal of the Whisperers’ intelligent, psychopathic and sadistic leader gave viewers chills. This week Morton had much sorrow in her life as she had to say goodbye to a woman who inspired her as a young actor, writer Kay Mellor.
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Kay Mellor: Actress and Fat Friends creator dies, aged 71

Actress, screenwriter and director Kay Mellor has died aged 71, it has been announced. A spokesman for her TV production company, Rollem Productions, confirmed "with profound sadness" that she died on Sunday. She was known for creating and writing the ITV series Fat Friends - which helped launch James Corden's...
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Kay Mellor: A 'Leeds woman through and through'

The British entertainment establishment has queued up to pay tribute to Kay Mellor since her death was announced. But she will be especially mourned in Yorkshire, a place she spent most of her life championing, and from which she took and gave inspiration in equal measure. Kay Mellor was, to...

‘Our voice of the North’ – TV world mourns writer Kay Mellor

Stars from world of TV and beyond have paid tribute to screenwriter Kay Mellor, hailed as “our voice of the North”, following her death aged 71.The actress, director and writer of prolific TV shows like The Syndicate, Fat Friends, Band Of Gold and more, died on May 15, a spokesperson for her TV production company Rollem Productions said.It is with profound sadness that we announce the untimely and sudden passing of our beloved friend, mentor and colleague Kay Mellor on Sunday 15th May 2022. We have lost a phenomenal talent and a true luminary. We ask that you please respect...

Ruth Jones leads tributes to Girlfriends and Band Of Gold writer Kay Mellor

Welsh actress Ruth Jones has paid tribute to Kay Mellor following her death aged 71, saying British television has “lost one of its greats”.Leeds-born Mellor, who wrote hit series including ITV’s Girlfriends, Band Of Gold and The Syndicate and was also best known for penning series including Fat Friends which aired from 2000 until 2005 and was turned into a musical, died on Sunday.Jones, who starred as Kelly Chadwick in Fat Friends, said in a statement to the PA news agency: “I am completely shocked to hear the news of Kay’s untimely death. Her contribution to British television was outstanding...
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‘She changed my life’: James Corden’s tribute to Fat Friends writer Kay Mellor

Actor and presenter James Corden has paid tribute to Kay Mellor following her death aged 71, saying “she changed my life”. Leeds-born Mellor, who wrote hit series including ITV’s Girlfriends, Band Of Gold and The Syndicate and was also best known for penning hits including Fat Friends which aired from 2000 until 2005 and was turned into a musical, died on Sunday.
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Kay Mellor put working-class women centre stage and changed TV drama forever

Sex workers in Bradford. A slimming club in Leeds. A failing women’s football team in Castlefield. None of them sound like particularly fertile subjects for crowd-pleasing, cockle-warming TV drama. That’s without reckoning for the phenomenal storytelling talent and force-of-nature personality which was Kay Mellor OBE. There has been...

‘The Syndicate’ & ‘Band Of Gold’ Writer Kay Mellor Dies: British Screenwriting Legend Was 71

Click here to read the full article. Kay Mellor, the writer of British dramas such as The Syndicate and Band of Gold, has passed away. She was 71. Her production company, Rollem Productions, released a statement confirming the news, saying: “It is with profound sadness that we announce the untimely and sudden passing of our beloved friend, mentor and colleague Kay Mellor on Sunday 15 May 2022. We have lost a phenomenal talent and a true luminary. We ask that you please respect the privacy of the family and friends. Mellor was considered British TV writing royalty, and had hits with the BBC series The Syndicate,...