News has just broken that Liz Dawn has passed away.
The Coronation Street star has been unwell for a number of weeks now and sadly the news was broken on Tuesday morning.
Liz has had a long battle with lung condition emphysema and over the last few weeks we have been hearing that she is in and out of hospital.
A statement from her family has been published and 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.
“She has been the love, light and inspiration in our lives and we are bereft at her passing.”
“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.
Such sad news she will be greatly missed.