‘Two Fat Ladies’ Star Chef Clarissa Dickson Wright Dies at 66
By Sachin Trivedi | March 19, 2014 1:33 PM EST
After fighting alcoholism successfully for about 27 years the star of the popular TV show "Two Fat Ladies" died at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, she was 66 years old. Fans express their grief on social media and remember her contributions.
According to a report by ABC.net her agents Elly James and Heather Holden-Brown issued a statement. "Loved dearly by her friends and many fans all over the world, Clarissa was utterly non-PC [politically correct] and fought for what she believed in, always, with no thought to her own personal cost," said the statement.
According to the report Clarissa Dickson Wright was a barrister in London but her alcoholism and inheritance affected her career. She however overcame her addiction later in life. Her financial situation was not steady and she reportedly had to file for bankruptcy twice in her life.
Clarissa Dickson Wright shot to fame with Jennifer Paterson on a BBC TV show which showed the duo on a motorbike riding around in Britain in search of good food. Jennifer Paterson reportedly died of lung cancer in 1999.
Fans have taken to the social media to remember the star. Many remember her for being straight forward and not being politically correct. Many believe her to be a rebel who fought for what she believed in.
She reportedly took to drinking just after her mother died. She inherited a lot of money from her but she may have used alcohol to ease the pain from the sad event in her life. The money she inherited helped her to lead a lavish life until it lasted.
Many people remember her recipes for cooking unexpected dishes, her partying life style, her road to recovery and the way she spoke about issues without thinking about being politically correct.
Many attribute her success to the overemphasis placed on having the "perfect" figure in modern times. Her bold look at enjoying food and not worrying all the time was refreshing for many women.
Her fans are posting their favorite videos of her on social media. One of the biggest claims Clarissa Dickson Wright is said to have made is that she had sex with a Member of Parliament behind the Speaker's chair in the House of Commons.
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