'Two Fat Ladies' star Dickson Wright dies at 66

LONDON (AP) — Clarissa Dickson Wright, a vivid and outspoken British cook and writer who found fame as half of the food-loving duo "Two Fat Ladies," has died at the age of 66.

Her agents, Heather Holden-Brown and Elly James, said Dickson Wright died Saturday at Edinburgh's Royal Infirmary.

Dickson Wright worked as a lawyer until alcoholism put an early end to her career. After giving up alcohol, she worked as a cook, caterer and bookstore manager before being spotted by the BBC for an innovative food series.

In "Two Fat Ladies," Dickson Wright and fellow cook Jennifer Paterson traveled around Britain in a motorcycle and sidecar, whipping up elaborate meals inspired by British traditions.

The program became a big international hit, and ran until Paterson died of cancer in 1999 at 71.

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