She was in Coronation Street for 23 years playing Hilda Ogden but sadly actress Jean Alexander has passed away just three days before her 90th birthday!
Jean passed away earlier today after she had been taken to hospital on Tuesday after feeling unwell.
Her niece, Sonia Hearld said:
“It is such a shock”
“She had been feeling a little poorly and had gone in for some tests”
She then continued to say:
“On Tuesday she was still not too good and it was decided she might be better going back into hospital.”
Such sad news.
She really was a very much loved actress and will be greatly missed.