Ruth went on to take a break from her television work commitments to grieve privately.
Back in 2010 the sisters spoke to Daily Express about their relationship.
Julia said: “Ruth and I are very different.
“She is the confident one – I would hate to be in the limelight like she is – but she has worked her way up and I’m very proud of her.”
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