A former 'Coronation Street' barmaid has died.

Sophiya Haque, who played Poppy Morales on the ITV soap, passed away peacefully in her sleep at a London hospital in the early hours of this morning, The Evening Standard reports.

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Sophiya Haque has passed away

The 41-year-old fell ill just before Christmas and was told just days ago that she had cancer.

Her agent Oliver Thomson told the Standard: “Sophiya was a wonderful actress, a wonderful client but so much more than that a wonderful friend. She was adored by everyone she worked with and will be deeply missed.”

She was currently performing the role of Sylvia in West End show 'Privates on Parade' for the Michael Grandage Company.

Messages of condolence were posted on the company's Twitter account:


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We are all devastated by Sophiya Haque's sudden passing. She was a true force of nature and her glorious performance as Sylvia in ...


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Privates on Parade is one that will be remembered with great joy. A spirited lady, she lived life to the full, ...


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and her presence in the theatre will be sorely missed. The company would like to dedicate the remaining performances to her memory.