Vera to say ‘Ta’ra’ to the Street after 34 years
Actress Liz Dawn has announced that she is to leave Coronation Street after playing popular Vera Duckworth for 34 years.
The 68-year old star confirmed that she is leaving the hit show due to health reasons as she fights against the lung disease emphysema.
While Liz has said that she would like to be killed off with minimal fuss, as was the case with the character of Ena Sharples, the show’s producers seem keen to leave the door open for future guest appearances that will see her reunited wither on-screen husband Jack, played by the actor Bill Tarney.
“We’re indebted to her for all she has achieved during her years as Vera Duckworth,” said Kieran Roberts, the show’s executive producer.
“We will always miss this wonderful lady and first-rate actress and we are delighted that she’s agreed to return to the soap in the future.”
The mother-of-four was diagnosed with the disease in March 2004 and has since been working with oxygen on the set.
However, she now intends to spend more time with her family and enjoy her retirement between her homes in Manchester and Spain.