TRIBUTES POUR IN FOR CORONATION STREET STAR
The actress who played Deirdre Barlow in Coronation Street has died.
Anne Kirkbride, who was 60, passed away after a short illness.
The soap’s cast are said to be devastated – with Bill Roache, who played her on-screen husband Ken, calling her an impeccable performer.
Kirkbride’s on-screen daughter Kate Ford wrote: “Heartbroken at the loss of my friend and beautiful on screen mummy. The most crazy funny 100 per cent human. My life was enriched by her”.
“My beautiful darling friend, Anne Kirkbride, passed away in a room filled with love. God Bless, my Darling Girl! Peace and rest,” said Beverley Callard, who plays Liz McDonald.