Clarissa Dickson Wright has died aged 66, it was announced on Monday.
Dickson Wright passed away on Saturday at Edinburgh's Royal Infirmary, the Scotsman reports.
A statement from her agency said: "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.
Clarissa Dickson Wright passed away on Saturday
“Her fun and laughter, extraordinary learning and intelligence, will be missed always, by so many of us.”
The former TV chef starred alongside Jennifer Paterson in the BBC 2 cooking show Two Fat Ladies from 1996 to 1999.
Paterson died of cancer in August 1999, just one month after diagnosis. The show attracted more than 70million viewers worldwide.
Dickson Wright spoke openly about her alcoholism and confessed to spending a £2.8million inheritance from her father, a surgeon to the Royal Family, in 12 years of heavy drinking.
Dickson Wright starred with Jennifer Paterson in Two Fat Ladies from 1996 to 1999
She told the Telegraph in 2012: "My own stupid fault. I've always been bad with finance. It's from not having to worry about it. If you grow up with money, you never really learn that it doesn't grow on trees."
Her forthcoming birthday in June would have marked her 27th year "on the wagon", an event said to have "meant much more to her than another year on the clock."
In 2012 she raised the ire of Queen star Brian May by suggesting Britons should eat badgers. Confessing she "enjoyed" eating the creatures, she said she believed people should consume the bodies of animals killed as a result of culling.
She event went as far as to suggest cooking methods for the animals. "Either make a ham or treat it like pork - very lean pork because it's got no fat on it. Baste it properly and marinade it properly and cook it in a casserole or whatever."
May, who spent months protesting against the culls was unimpressed by her "senseless" views and ruminated on "if she would be best boiled or braised."
Larger-than-life cooks Jennifer Paterson (left) and Clarissa Dickson Wright, climb aboard their classic Triumph Thunderbird motorcycle and Watsonian sidecar combination, in London, and prepare to forage their way across the nation in search of the best ingredients for their BBC show, "Two Fat Ladies".
Queen Elizabeth II meets Clarissa Dickson Wright at the Rural Communities Reception at Windsor Castle, Berkshire.
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 17: Clarissa Dickson Wright enjoys English produce at the Rural Communities Reception at Windsor Castle, on November 17, 2010 in Berkshire, England. (Photo by John Stillwell/WPA Pool/Getty Images)
TV presenter Clarissa Dickson Wright among a group of pro-hunting campaigners who led 60 hounds from every one of Scotland's 10 mounted packs through Edinburgh. * ..... The protesters are against Mike Watson's Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Bill, which will put 700 dogs at risk of being put down if it is passed according with the protestors.
PA NEWS PHOTO 28/10/98 CLARISSA DICKSON WRIGHT (RIGHT) AND JENNIFER PATERSON, BETTER KNOWN AS THE "TWO FAT LADIES" ON STAGE AT THE PRINCE'S TRUST COMEDY GALA AT THE LYCEUM THEATRE IN LONDON. THE EVENT WAS TO MARK THE PRINCE OF WALES'S 50TH BIRTHDAY (14/11/98).
Television personality Clarissa Dickson Wright watches the final day of Harecoursing's Waterloo Cup.
Celebrity cook Clarissa Dickson Wright during the launch of Melton Mowbray's bid to become the UK's 'rural capital of food and drink'. The Leicestershire town's farms are the main producer of Stilton cheese and it has the country's third oldest recorded market.
Television cook Clarissa Dickson Wright, one half of the 'Two Fat Ladies', at the Royal Television Society Programme Awards at London's Grosvenor House Hotel. * 28/1/00: Wright has said she kept a shotgun when she contemplated suicide. She revealed this when she appeared on Michael Parkinson s chat show which was being screened 28/1/00 on BBC1. 15/2/00: Wright has been lined up to front the new-look One Man and His Dog. R/I: 22/9/00. 16/3/01: Dickson-Wright, who was campaigning on behalf of family friend and would-be Tory MP Matthew Palmer on the streets of Chester-le-Street, Co Durham after recently defecting to the Conservatives. The surviving half of TV's Two Fat Ladies has been a long-time Lib Dem backer but recently came clean about her political preference on Question Time.
TV Chef's Clarissa Dickson Wright hugs Antonio Carlucci outside Brompton Oratory in central London for the funeral of her well-loved co-host Jennifer Paterson. The TV presenter died last week at the age of 71 after a battle with lung cancer. * Her funeral took the form of a Catholic requiem mass conducted in Latin. Miss Paterson found TV fame in her 60s as one half of BBC 2 s Two Fat Ladies team who toured the UK on a Triumph motorbike and sidecar to find new culinary delights.
Television cooks Clarissa Dickson Wright and Jennifer Paterson, otherwise known as 'Two Fat Ladies', at the Royal Television Society Programme Awards at London's Grosvenor House Hotel. * 28/1/00: Wright has said she kept a shotgun when she contemplated suicide. She revealed this when she appeared on Michael Parkinson s chat show which was being screened 28/1/00 on BBC1. 15/2/00: Wright has been lined up to front the new-look One Man and His Dog. R/I: 22/9/00.
Stars of the new BBC2 series 'Two Fat Ladies' Jennifer Paterson (left) and Clarissa Dickson Wright.