Liz Dawn the Coronation Street icon has died aged 77, it was confirmed yesterday morning.
The actress, who played Vera Duckworth on the soap for more than three decades, passed away last night according to ITV.
“It is with the greatest sadness that we have learned our beloved Liz Dawn passed away last night,” Corrie producers said.
The cause of her death has not been confirmed, however she had been suffering from lung condition emphysema since 2007.
She had recently been admitted to hospital for two weeks with breathing problems but had returned home where she was said to be recovering. Liz made her last appearance on Coronation Street in January 2008, when Vera Duckworth died in her sleep. It was the end of a 34 year role and goodbye to one of the street’s best-known characters.
Tributes have been flooding in from friends family and co-workers, you can read more here