Tragic Caroline Aherne died alone at home – her family unaware she had taken a sudden turn for the worse.The 52-year-old comedy star told loved ones in May she was dying of lung cancer but her condition deteriorated quickly at her bungalow in Timperley, Cheshire. “It was too quick, we didn’t expect her to go. She wasn’t in a hospice. She was just at home. She left on her own,” a relative said.
Caroline, who kept a small close circle of friends and was doted on by her mum Maureen, had taken a sudden turn for the worse on Friday.
While Caroline bravely battled the disease for years, relatives and close friends believed her condition was improving earlier this year as she was still working on a string of TV projects. Her family were too overcome at the weekend to start planning Caroline’s funeral, a loved one said.