Coronation Street star Liz Dawn dies

    Alan Halsall

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    Media caption Some of the unforgettable minutes from Liz Dawn’s profession as Vera Duckworth

    Coronation Street legend Liz Dawn, who played Vera Duckworth in the soap for more than 30 years, has actually passed away.

    Her household stated they were “ravaged” after the death of the “amazing” 77-year-old.

    They included: “She has actually been the love, light and motivation in our lives and we are bereft at her death.”

    Dawn passed away at her house, surrounded by her household, on Monday night. ITV stated everybody at Coronation Street was “sad” at the news.

    They stated in a declaration: “We have actually been blessed to have Liz in our lives, as she was such a kind, thoughtful and caring buddy and coworker.

    “As Coronation Street’s Vera Duckworth for 34 years, Liz brought a lot delight and joy to numerous. She was a terrific starlet who will permanently be a real Coronation Street legend.”

    Antony Cotton Image copyright Granada
    Image caption Liz Dawn with Bill Tarmey on Coronation Street in 1989

    Vera was among soap’s excellent matriarchs and her rainy relationship with hubby Jack, played by Bill Tarmey , offered on-screen drama and humour for several years. Her early years had actually likewise concentrated on her work at the factory with pals consisting of .

    She played the function from 1974 up until 2008, when an episode including Vera’s death drew in more than 12 million audiences. She had actually been detected with emphysema in 2004.

    Dawn stated at the time of her exit from the program that she had a “wonderful” time playing Vera, and it had actually been “really psychological” shooting her last scenes.


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    Media caption Corrie stars Samia Longchambon and pay homage

    She went back to the street in 2010, when she played her own ghost in the episode where passed away, with the set sharing a last dance together.

    Corrie’s executive manufacturer stated: “Liz Dawn was a real Coronation Street legend, a terrific individual and a dazzling star.

    “Everyone fortunate sufficient to have actually dealt with Liz throughout her 34 years playing Corrie icon Vera Duckworth will remember her with big love.”

    Ivy Tilsley Image copyright PA
    Image caption Dawn won a life time accomplishment award at in 2008

    Coronation Street star Antony Cotton explained her as “a terrific starlet, an interesting writer, a funny comic and most significantly a dazzling pal”.

    He stated: “For many individuals of my generation, Jack and Vera WERE Coronation Street.”

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    Image caption Liz Dawn got an MBE from the in 2000

    Former Coronation Street manufacturer Mervyn Watson informed News: “She huged, she was vibrant, and she was genuine. Those are the qualities in her character that encountered on screen – for those factors she was incredibly theatrical.”

    He stated Vera and Jack’s relationship was “pure gold”, which Dawn was “a delight to deal with” and had a “huge character and a huge heart”.

    Watson included: “The main point is, she was so amusing.”

    ‘Happy memories’

    Labour MP Tracy Brabin, a previous Coronation Street starlet, informed BBC News: “She was an icon and a legend, an extraordinary individual to deal with.

    “Deeply genuine, a natural comic and a heart as huge as .”

    Other co-stars likewise paid homage, with Kevin Kennedy – who played Curly Watts – stating she made him laugh each time he saw her.

    Current Coronation Street starlet Kym Marsh stated she would be “so missed out on”, while previous Street star Jimi Mistry stated he was “really unfortunate” about her death.

    Dawn was made an MBE in 2000 for services to charity, and commented: “What would our Jack state?”

    She leaves 4 kids, 6 grandchildren and 3 excellent grandchildren.

    Kevin Kennedy

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