RIP: Liz Dawn - Coronation Street Actress Who Played Vera Duckworth Dies, Aged 77 - She starred in the ITV soap for over three decades.
Liz, who was best known for playing Vera Duckworth for more than 30 years on ‘Corrie’, passed away on Monday evening 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.“ The actress had a pacemaker fitted in 2013 after suffering a heart attack while on holiday in Spain.
Earlier this year she had surgery linked to her heart condition, but she fell ill again and was taken to hospital in Manchester, where her family kept a constant vigil by her bedside. ‘Coronation Street’ producers also paid tribute to the ‘Coronation Street’ “legend” in a statement. ‘Coronation Street’ producers also paid tribute to the ‘Coronation Street’ “legend” in a statement.
The full statement 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.” #veraduckworth#lizdawn#coronationstreet#soaps#rip#itv
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