Coronation Street fans thank show for moving tribute to Liz Dawn
Fans remembered the long-running character after bosses dedicated an episode to her memory.
Coronation Street viewers have praised the soap for dedicating an episode to late star Liz Dawn.
A tribute to the actress appeared at the end of the first of Wednesday night’s double-bill, including a smiling photograph of her and the caption: “In memory of Liz Dawn. 1939-2017.”
The gesture came a day after it was announced that Dawn, who famously played the show’s Vera Duckworth for 34 years, had died at the age of 77.
In memory of Liz Dawn. pic.twitter.com/qGDV9VEUzd— Coronation Street (@itvcorrie) September 27, 2017
The official Twitter page for the programme also shared a video medley clip of some of Vera’s most memorable scenes during her time on the show between 1974 and 2008.
Viewer Lisa Marie McKinney commented on Twitter: “It was lovely of you to dedicate tonight’s episodes to the legendary and wonderful Liz Dawn #RIPLizDawn #VeraDuckworth #Corrie.”
Liz Coyne added: “This is brilliant, what a wonderful character Vera was. A definite Coronation Street Royal RIP Liz Dawn.”
“Such a moving tribute,” wrote Shaun Eley, while Gemma Dakin commented: “A well deserved tribute to the nation’s nana.”
Such a moving tribute 👏 😢— Shaun Eley (@Eley01) September 27, 2017
@ITV Lovely touch dedicated to Liz Dawn you'll be missed 😚💔💔💔— A🦄🐧🌸💟D (@MissAnnDobson2) September 27, 2017
💐💐💐💐💐💐💐💐💐💐💐💐💐💐💐— StellaMarieGreenArts (@SMGreenArts) September 27, 2017
Lovely 💖— Carol Christie (@zhexwitch05) September 27, 2017
A statement shared by Dawn’s family said that she died peacefully at her home on Monday night.
They wrote: “She has been the love, light and inspiration in our lives and we are bereft at her passing.”