Vera to be killed off in Corrie tearjerker

October 30, 2007 by  
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Vera Duckworth is to be killed off in a sensational “tear-jerking”

Coronation Street

plotline to be screened next year, the show’s bosses have confirmed.Earlier this year, the actress behind the Wetherfield battleaxe, Liz Dawn, revealed that she planned to quit the show in order to concentrate on her ongoing battle with the lung¬†disease emphysema.While it may have been possible for the door to be left open for Vera to return to the Street and her on-screen husband Jack, the producers and Dawn decided to make the departure permanent.Producer Steve Frost confirmed that Vera’s Corrie exit would be “heartbreaking”, though declined to reveal any details of the forthcoming plot.“She has played Vera, one of the most-loved characters on British television, for 33 years and she will be missed enormously, by everyone who works with her on the show and by millions and millions of viewers,” he said. The actress added: “It is going to be very emotional filming Vera’s death scenes but I do think it is the right decision for the character.”

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