Kate Saunders, who played policewoman Sandra in the popular sitcom Only Fools and Horses, has died at the age of 62.
Her sister Louisa Saunders announced the news of her passing on Twitter, describing Kate as the warmest, bravest, most generous, and most brilliant woman she had ever known.
Kate Saunders cause of death
For now, Kate Saunders’s cause of death is not public, the family is mourning and may share more details on her death later.
The official Twitter account for Only Fools and Horses also paid tribute to the actress.
Apart from her acting career, Kate was an award-winning novelist, journalist, and critic. She joined the National Theatre in 1987, and she was best known for her role as Sandra in the 1982 episode of Only Fools and Horses titled “The Long Legs of the Law.”
Kate also starred in other TV shows, including Angles in 1978, ITV Playhouse in 1979, A Family Affair in 1979, and Just Good Friends in 1984.
In addition to her work as an actress, Kate was a talented novelist, writing more than 20 novels for children and adults.
She was also a columnist for several publications, including the Sunday Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Sunday Express, She, and Cosmopolitan. Kate even judged the 1990 Booker prize and helped select AS Byatt’s Possession as the winner.
Kate Saunders was a multi-talented artist who made a significant contribution to the world of literature and entertainment. Our thoughts are with her family during this difficult time.