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Super Gran Star Gudrun Ure Passes Away at 98: Fond Tributes Pour In

Beloved actress Gudrun Ure, best known for her role as Super Gran in the iconic 1980s children’s TV series, has died at the age of 98. Tributes have flooded in for the Scottish actress, who captured the hearts of audiences with her memorable portrayal of Granny Smith, a grandmother turned superhero.

Ure’s character in “Super Gran” gained superpowers after being accidentally hit by an inventor’s ray, leading to adventures that entertained children and adults alike. The series, based on the popular books by American author Forrest Wilson, ran from 1985 to 1987 on ITV, with a theme tune famously sung by comedian Billy Connolly.

Throughout its run, “Super Gran” boasted an impressive lineup of guest stars, including comedy legend Spike Milligan, football icon George Best, and former “Doctor Who” Patrick Troughton. The show’s success was further affirmed when it won an International Emmy award in the Children and Young People category in 1985.

Tributes to Ure have poured in on social media, with fans expressing their sadness at the loss of the “legendary” actress. Many fondly remembered her iconic role as Super Gran and credited her with being a cherished part of their childhood memories.

Confirming her passing, Ure’s niece Kate McNeill shared memories of her aunt’s distinctive voice, recalling moments when she recognized it while watching television. Born on March 12, 1926, in Campsie, Stirlingshire, Ure enjoyed a career spanning over 50 years, captivating audiences with her talent and charm.

Ure was married for over 40 years to John Ramsay, who passed away in 2008. Her niece’s confirmation of her death at her London home has prompted an outpouring of condolences from fans, colleagues, and admirers, all of whom remember her as the indomitable Super Gran who brought joy to countless households.

As tributes continue to flood in for Gudrun Ure, her legacy as a beloved actress and cultural icon lives on in the hearts of those who grew up watching her adventures unfold on screen.

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