The tragic news that the gold band Writer Kay Mellor has sadly passed away was announced earlier.
Kay was known for writing many hit TV shows such as The union, playing the field and girlfriends. Mellor also wrote fat friendswhich starred James Corden and Ruth Jones, and was later turned into a musical.
A spokesperson for his television production company Rollem Productions, revealed the heartbreaking news on Twitter, 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, May 15, 2022”.
It is with profound sadness that we announce the untimely and sudden passing of our dear friend, mentor and colleague Kay Mellor on Sunday, May 15, 2022. We have lost a phenomenal talent and a true luminary. We ask that you please respect the privacy of family and friends. pic.twitter.com/hMyPd84jF2
— Rollem Productions (@RollemProdCo) May 17, 2022
“We have lost a phenomenal talent and a real luminary. We ask that you please respect the privacy of family and friends.”
Celebrity friends of the writer and actress took to Twitter to share their condolences with Kay’s family and to share memories they had together.
Actor and comedian Lenny Henry wrote: ‘I was saddened to learn that Kay Mellor passed away. I had the chance to work with her on the Syndicate and found her to be incredibly creative, funny and instinctive. She knew what she wanted and knew how to get the best out of us as actors. She will be missed. Condolences to his family”.
coronation street Actor Antony Cotton said: ‘I am totally shocked to hear that Kay Mellor has passed away. I can’t imagine how his family feels. Devastating. She was a true pioneer for women in this industry. Rest in power, Kay x”.
BBC content manager Charlotte Moore added: “I am shocked and deeply saddened to learn that Kay Mellor has passed away suddenly.”
“Kay was an outstanding writer and the creative force behind many of the country’s most beloved television dramas. She wrote with so much heart, humanity, humor and passion with strong female characters often taking center stage.”
“She will be missed and our thoughts are with her friends and family at this difficult time.”
Mellor was born in Leeds, England in 1951. She is survived by her husband and two daughters, television producer Yvonne Francas and Emmerdale actress Gaynor Faye.