Liz Dawn, the woman behind Coro Street's Vera Duckworth, dies aged 77

News 27/09/2017

Liz Dawn, the woman behind Coronation Street's iconic Vera Duckworth has died aged 77.

She was on the show for 34 years.

A statement from her family said the actor had died peacefully on Monday night. “We are devastated and heartbroken at the passing of our much-loved wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother, the incredible Liz Dawn,” said the family.

“She has been the love, light and inspiration in our lives and we are bereft at her passing.”

Liz was born in Leeds and first appeared on Coronation Street in 1974. She was on the show until 2008 when she had to leave due to health problems and her character Vera died in her sleep.

She returned for an episode in 2010 when she appeared as a ghost as her husband, Jack died in the same chair as her and the pair had a final dance.

A statement from Coronation Street said her fellow actors on the show were heartbroken.

The statement read: “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.”

Source: The Guardian