‘Coronation Street’ star Liz Dawn has died at the age of 77, it has been announced.
Liz, who was best known for playing Vera Duckworth for more than 30 years on ‘Corrie’, passed away after a long battle with the lung condition, emphysema.
The family of the actress, who left the ITV soap in 2008, announced the news in a statement on Tuesday morning.
It reads: “We are devastated and heartbroken at the passing of our much-loved wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother, the incredible Liz Dawn.
“Liz died peacefully last night at home with her loving family around her.
“She has been the love, light and inspiration in our lives and we are bereft at her passing.“
‘Coronation Street’ producers also paid tribute to the ‘Coronation Street’ “legend” in a statement.
It reads: “It is with the greatest sadness that we have learned our beloved Liz Dawn has passed away last night. “Her family at Coronation Street are heartbroken. We extend our heartfelt condolences and sympathy at this very sad time to Liz’s devoted husband Don, her loving children Graham, Dawn, Ann and Julie, their families and her six
grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
“We have been blessed to have Liz in our lives, as she was such a kind, considerate and caring friend and colleague.
“As Coronation Street’s Vera Duckworth for 34 years, Liz brought so much joy and happiness to so many. She was a wonderful actress who will forever be a true Coronation Street legend.”
On behalf of ITV and the programme Coronation Street’s Executive Producer, Kieran Roberts said: “Liz Dawn was a true Coronation Street legend, a brilliant actor and a wonderful person. Everyone lucky enough to have worked with Liz during her thirty-four years playing Corrie icon Vera Duckworth will remember her with huge affection.”
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