‘Gay Icon’ Clarissa Dickson Wright Dies Aged 66
The last of the Two Fat Ladies has died at the age of 66.
Clarrissa Dickson Wright has died her agent has confirmed. The TV chef and co-host of Two Fat Ladies died on Saturday afternoon at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.
‘Loved dearly by her friends and many fans all over the world, Clarissa was utterly non-PC and fought for what she believed in, always, with no thought to her own personal cost,” read a statement from her agent.
‘Her fun and laughter, extraordinary learning and intelligence, will be missed always, by so many of us.
‘In recent years, she often said, ‘I’ve had a fantastic life and I’ve done everything I could have wanted to do and more’.
‘During her time in hospital, she was endlessly touched and impressed by the care of the doctors, nurses and support staff, aware of the pressure under which they worked and the fact that sometimes their work was not as valued as it should have been.’
Her co-host Jennifer Paterson died in August 1999. After Paterson’s death Ms. Dickson-Wright decided not to continue the show.
In an interview with Philly.com in 1998, Dickson-Wright and Paterson talked about how they were very happy with their gay supporters, saying:
‘We’re gay icons,’ she says with glee, as if this is the best thing that’s ever happened to her. “We’re like Judy Garland and Bette Davis.
Clarissa takes the stoic approach. ‘`The pink pounds [her reference to gay dollars] are a strong buying factor,’ she says.