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Liz Dawn Funeral Details Confirmed By Family, Following 'Coronation Street' Legend's Death

A number of her former co-stars are expected to attend.

29/09/2017 17:01 | Updated 06 October 2017

Liz Dawn will be laid to rest in a public memoria service, her family has confirmed.

Earlier this week, it was announced that the ‘Coronation Street’ veteran - best known for her portrayal of Vera Duckworth in the ITV soap - had died at the age of 77, following a long period of ill health.

It’s now been confirmed that her funeral will be held at Salford Cathedral on Friday 6 October, at 2pm.

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Liz Dawn

Several members of the ‘Coronation Street’ cast are expected to attend the service, which will be followed by a private family committal.

Her family has requested that donations to both the British Lung Foundation and Breast Cancer Care UK be made in her honour, though they noted that flowers for the late soap icon would also be welcome.

Prior to her death, Liz had been battling chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), having previously suffered from emphysema, which she was diagnosed with in 2004.

Following the announcement, a number of famous faces paid tribute, including a plethora of ‘Corrie’ stars past and present, as well as Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who posted a message praising both her acting skills and political activism.

Liz starred as Vera for more than 30 years in ‘Corrie’, until the character’s death in 2008.

She did return for one memorable scene, playing her character’s ghost when her on-screen husband, Jack Duckworth, died in 2010.

Two years after this, she also reprised the role one last time for a special Text Santa sketch, inspired by Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’.

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