Fellow comedians Lenny Henry, Miranda Hart and The League of Gentlemen's Reece Shearsmith have tweeted their respects to Caroline Aherne.
Little Britain's Matt Lucas said Aherne "moved television comedy on to a new place".
Caroline Aherne moved television comedy on to a new place. Her extraordinary work will be cherished by future generations.
Very sad to hear about the death of the very talented and funny Caroline Aherne. Condolences to her family.
Yet another inspirational female comedian lost. Thank you for everything Caroline Aherne. RIP. X
Terrible news about Caroline Aherne. Another great gone. What a ghastly year.
The former Oasis frontman was told The Royle Family star had died moments before he took to the stage in Nashville, Tennessee.
Following her death at the age of 52 from cancer, we take a look back at Caroline Aherne's career in pictures.
Caroline Aherne, best known for Mrs Merton, The Fast Show and The Royle Family, has died her publicist has confirmed.