Tributes paid to Corrie star Morag Siller who has died following five year cancer battle
Published 21/04/2016 | 12:19
Friends and colleagues have paid tribute to Coronation Street actress Morag Siller who has died following a five year cancer battle.
She was just 46.
Morag played Reverend Esther Warren in the hugely popular ITV soap and counted many of the show's stars among her friends and many have taken to social media to pay their respects.
"So sad to hear of the passing of the wonderful Morag Siller. She played my girlfriend in Ladies of Letters & was a delight. God bless you M" worte Corrie actor Lee Boardman.
Fellow Corrie star Antony Cotton added, "Morag Siller. What a woman. She was a magnificent human being. Devastated."
Actress Sally Dynevor, who plays Sally Webster in Corrie, was particularly good friends with Morgan.
So sad to hear of the passing of the wonderful Morag Siller. She played my girlfriend in Ladies of Letters & was a delight. God bless you M— lee boardman (@leeboardman) April 16, 2016
“I first met Morag about six years ago and it came about due to us both living with breast cancer. I knew we were going to be friends instantly. We talked about what we had both been going through on our first meeting and we have been great friends ever since," she told the Manchester Evening News.
"We did a lot together for charity – she was very passionate about the work she did and cared very much about Beechwood and Genesis.
We are devastated by the loss of our inspirational Patron @MoragSiller a beautiful person inside and out, you will be greatly missed Mo xx— GenesisBCP (@GenesisBCP) April 16, 2016
“She made you feel you could do anything. I wish I had known her for longer, she was such an inspiration.
"I feel very lucky to have met her but I am devastated that she has passed away, she was such an amazing, generous, kind woman and a fantastic actress – just a beautiful human being.”
Just heard the very sad news that the gorgeous Morag Siller has passed. RIP lovely lady xxx— Jonathan Harvey (@JOJEHARVEY) April 16, 2016
Morag had also appeared in Emmerdale, Holby City and Casualty.
Morag had been patron of two UK cancer charities, Beechwood Cancer Care and Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention.
Morag Siller. What a woman. She was a magnificent human being. Devastated— Antony Cotton (@antonycotton) April 16, 2016
In a speech for one of those charities last month she spoke about her illness and revealed that it was terminal.
She lost her battle on Friday at Manchester's Christie Hospital.
Waking up to the realisation @MoragSiller has gone she will be missed not only as Patron but as a beautiful passionate lady a true friend— Beechwoodcancercare (@Beechwoodccc) April 16, 2016
Tragic news re: Morag Siller. We met at a commercial casting and how we danced together and laughed. Ships that pass pic.twitter.com/Y5f45Uxvid— Mark Donovan (@markydonovan) April 16, 2016
Dearest @MoragSiller YOU are LOVED. THANK YOU for being my friend. N xxx— MissNoma (@MissDumezweni) April 15, 2016