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Kay Mellor OBE was an English actress, scriptwriter, and director. Mellor was also best known for penning series including Fat Friends which aired from 2000 until 2005 and was turned into a musical.

Kay Mellor | Credit: The Guardian

Band of Gold writer Kay Mellor has died aged 71, it has been announced. Mellor who was also best known for penning hit seres including Fat Friends which aired from 2000 until 2005, died on Sunday (May 15).

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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 the privacy of the family and friends at this time.”

She was known for creating and writing the ITV series Fat Friends – which helped launch James Corden’s career. Mellor also wrote comedy and drama series such as The Syndicate, Girlfriends, and Band of Gold

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