British stars pay tribute to actress John

John, best known in the U.K. for her recent role in hit comedy Gavin & Stacey, passed away at a hospital in Swansea, Wales following a short illness.

The actress appeared in several popular British TV series, including Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Dr Who and Casualty, as well as enjoying a role in Simon Pegg’s film Run Fatboy Run.

But it was her portrayal of wise-cracking elderly neighbour Doris in the BBC’s Gavin & Stacey that made her a star in her 80s.

Her co-stars Corden, Brydon and Mathew Horne have all paid tribute to the actress on

Corden writes, “All my thoughts are with the family of Margaret John who played Doris in G and S. A great actress and an incredible lady. She will be missed.”

Brydon adds, “Just heard the terribly sad news that Margaret John has passed away. What a wonderful person she was, everyone on G&S adored her.”

Horne wrote, “Really sad to hear Margaret John has passed away. She was such a good woman and so fun to work with.”