Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Liz Dawn has passed away

It is with the greatest sadness that we have learned Liz Dawn passed away last night.

A statement from the family of Liz Dawn says: "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."

A statement from Coronation Street 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.

On behalf of ITV and the programme Coronation Street’s Executive Producer, Kieran Roberts said: "Liz Dawn was a true Coronation Street legend, a brilliant actor and a wonderful person. Everyone lucky enough to have worked with Liz during her thirty-four years playing Corrie icon Vera Duckworth will remember her with huge affection."

From all of us here on the Coronation Street Blog, our thoughts and condolences go to Liz Dawn's family.

The BBC have Liz Dawn's obituary and if you'd like to read it, it's here.

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Derelict Cucumberpatch said...

Very sad. Smoking is a terrible habit.

amanda50 said...

So sad to hear Liz Dawn has passed away, she was a true Corrie legend and will never be forgotten.My condolences to her family and friends.There were so many memorable Vera moments and her scenes with Jack were always a joy to watch, they had such chemistry together.RIP Liz.

Anonymous said...

Another of the Corrie greats is gone.

My condolences to her family.


Aussie Pete said...

So sad to hear. Off to the Rovers in the sky with Bill and the others. Rest in Peace 'our Vera and Liz. Bravah.

C in Canada said...

How very sad. RIP Liz/Vera.

Anonymous said...

Very sad to hear this news. RIP Dawn.

Anonymous said...

Soon all the good ole characters from my grandparents viewing days will be gone, and it makes me feel sad. I often think of my grandparents, and wonder what they would make of Corrie now. Jack and Vera were brilliant.

Ancient corrier said...

Ahh! Jack's little ' swamp duck ' Truely one of corries icons. There'll never be another Vera. RIP.

Rebecca said...

A true Corrie icon. So sad.

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