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Victoria Wood to be honoured with life-size statue in hometown

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

Legendary comedienne Victoria Wood, who passed away last year, is set to be honoured with a life-size bronze statue in her hometown of Bury in Manchester.

Graham Ibbeson, who sculpted the Morecambe monument, will design and create the statue of Victoria, reported BBC.

"I am very pleased indeed that we have been able to obtain the services of Graham Ibbeson. It was his statue of Eric Morecambe that first inspired me to try to get something similar for my multi-talented and much-loved sister," Victoria's brother, Chris Foote Wood, said.

Ibbeson said he was honoured and delighted to be chosen, saying, "Her unique humour was a product of 'Northern roots', unpretentious, accessible, and well observed.

"I will try to mirror all these qualities in my sculpture by trying to capture the warmth of her character and personality, and also reflecting the nation's affection (and indeed mine) for her unique talent."

Victoria died from in April last year aged 62.

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First Published: Tue, May 16 2017. 10:28 IST