She was born at Erith in Kent, a town of which she said: "It's not twinned with anywhere, but it does have a suicide pact with Dagenham."
Really shocked to discover that the wonderfully funny Linda Smith died a couple of days ago. So totally unexpected and so sad. I always made a point of watching Have I Got News For You when she was guest starring on it. The quote above is from Jeremy Hardy's obituary for her in today's Guardian. If I shut my eyes, I can picture her saying those words.
The British Humanist Association also carries an obituary.