Monday, 19 January 2015

Coronation Street's Deirdre Barlow dies@60

Coronation Street star Anne Kirkbride, who has played Deirdre Barlow since 1972, has died aged 60 after a brief illness.

ITV confirmed the sad news in a statement on Monday, saying: 'It is with great sadness that David Beckett has confirmed tonight that his beloved wife and Coronation Street actress Anne Kirkbride has passed away peacefully in a Manchester hospital after a short illness.

'David and the programme's cast and crew are heartbroken and deeply saddened at the loss of Anne who has been a Coronation Street icon for 44 years.' 

Rest in Peace! She'll be greatly missed.

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