Lynn Ruth Miller has died aged 87. The American comedian who made Brighton her home claimed to be the oldest female comedian in the world and will be greatly missed by the UK comedy community.
Earlier this year Miller was diagnosed with cancer and a crowdfunding campaign had been launched to support the comedian, which raised over £10,000. In response to the support she had received Miller said: “I am blown away by everyone’s incredible generosity and cannot thank you enough. I am humbled by all of you. I never dreamed I had touched so many lives. Thank you for all your beautiful comments.”
Funny Women founder Lynne Parker will be writing an obituary which will be published on the site later today.