Liz Dawn has passed away at the age of 77.

The actress, best known for her role as Vera Duckworth in ITV soap Coronation Street, has died after a long battle with lung condition emphysema.

A statement released by her family read: “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.’
From our sister site, GoodtoKnow. Written by Eleanor Jones.