Published Monday, 17 March 2014
Clarissa Dickson Wright (R) with her late co-star Jennifer Paterson. (© PA)
The news was confirmed by her agents on Monday, following her death at Edinburgh's Royal Infirmary on Saturday.
It is understood that she had been unwell for some time and that she had been in hospital since the start of the year.
Clarissa shot to fame alongside her co-star Jennifer Paterson, who died in 1999 at the age of 71.
Together, the pair travelled around in a motorbike and sidecar for their popular BBC cookery series.
"Loved dearly by her friends and many fans all over the world, Clarissa was utterly non-PC and fought for what she believed in, always, with no thought to her own personal cost," her agents Healther Holden-Brown and Elly James said.
"Her fun and laughter, extraordinary learning, and intelligence will be missed always by so many of us."
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