Last of the Summer Wine actor Jean Fergusson dies at 74

The actor Jean Fergusson, who played Marina in Last of the Summer Wine for 25 years, has died at the age of 74.

Jean was born in Wakefield in 1944 and enjoyed a successful theatre career before landing the role, which she played for 216 episodes from 1975.

Jean starred in Coronation Street after the sitcom was discontinued in 2010. Credit: PA Images

After the sitcom, which is set in the Yorkshire Dales, was discontinued in 2010 Jean went on to star as Dorothy Hoyle in Coronation Street.

Actor Vicki Michelle took to social media to pay tribute.