TRIB­UTES TO COR­RIE LIZ

Cor­rie star Liz loses lung dis­ease bat­tle

Midweek Sport - - FRONT PAGE - By COLIN HURST news@sun­daysport.co.uk

CORO­NA­TION Street ac­tress Liz Dawn, who played Vera Duck­worth for more than 30 years, has died aged 77. In a state­ment her fam­ily said yes­ter­day: “We are dev­as­tated and heart­bro­ken at the pass­ing of our much-loved wife, mother, sis­ter, grand­mother and great grand­mother.” They said she died peace­fully on Mon­day night at home “with her lov­ing fam­ily around her”. They added: “She has been the love, light and in­spi­ra­tion in our lives and we are bereft at her pass­ing.” The Cor­rie team at ITV added: “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 Vera Duck­worth for 34 years, Liz brought much joy and hap­pi­ness to so many. She was a won­der­ful ac­tress who will for­ever be a true Coro­na­tion Street le­gend.”

She first ap­peared on the Street in 1974 be­fore her char­ac­ter moved into No.9 along with hubby Jack, played by the late Bill Tarmey.

Nag­ging

Af­ter be­ing di­ag­nosed with em­phy­sema, Dawn was writ­ten out of the soap in 2008 when Vera died in her sleep.

But two years later she made a mov­ing come­back as the much-loved cob­bles res­i­dent.

Just be­fore he passed away in 2012, Jack saw a vi­sion of the wife who had spent years nag­ging him and they shared a last dance to­gether.

Liz was awarded an MBE in the 2000 birth­day hon­ours.

TA-RA, CHUCK: Liz with Street hubby Bill Tarmey

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