updated 03/17/2014 AT 11:00 AM ET
•originally published 03/17/2014 AT 12:10 PM ET
Clarissa Dickson Wright, the TV chef who starred in Two Fat Ladies with the late Jennifer Paterson, died Saturday in Edinburgh, Scotland. She was 66.
From 1996 to 1999, Wright and Paterson traveled through the U.K. together on a motorcycle and sidecar in search of great food.
“Her fun and laughter, extraordinary learning and intelligence, will be missed always, by so many of us,” Wright’s agent, Heather Holden-Brown, said in a statement to BBC News.
“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.”
Wright spoke openly about her alcoholism, which caused her to leave a career in law prior to becoming a chef. She quit drinking more than 25 years ago and continued to attend AA meetings, according to the BBC.
“To me it’s very important to go to AA. It helps with the serenity levels,” she told the Guardian in 2009.
Wright continued to appear on TV after Paterson passed away in 1999. The series Clarissa and the Countryman ran until 2003. She also showed up on an episode of the British sitcom Absolutely Fabulous that year.