Sadness as Liz Dawn who played Vera Duckworth in Coronation Street dies

Coronation Street actress Liz Dawn died "peacefully in her sleep", her family has said.

Tuesday, 26th September 2017, 11:18 am
Updated Wednesday, 27th September 2017, 11:06 am
Liz Dawn who played Vera Duckworth in Coronation Street. Picture by PA

A statement from the family said: "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.

Liz Dawn who played Vera Duckworth in Coronation Street. Picture by PA

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

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Liz Dawn who played Vera Duckworth in Coronation Street. Picture by PA