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Coronation Street star Liz Dawn dies

She played Vera Duckworth for more than 30 years

By News Desk | Published: 26th September 2017 Showbiz

Tributes have begun flooding in for iconic Coronation Street star Liz Dawn.

Her family announced she had passed away on Monday night.

She was 77 and died peacefully at home, surrounded by her relatives.

In statement, her 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

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

Dawn first appeared in ITV's Coronation Street in 1974, before returning as a regular two years later.

She stayed with the show for 34 years, before finally bidding farewell to the cobbles in 2008.

She made a one-off appearance in 2010 when her on-screen husband Jack Duckworth passed away.