During Anne’s 43 years in ‘Corrie’, her character Deirdre Barlow became one of soapland’s most iconic characters and the Barlow family’s dramas have entertained, shocked and delighted TV fans.
Following the confirmation of Anne’s death, many of her colleagues have shared their condolences online, commemorating her acting skills and vibrant personality.
So unbelievably sad— Antony Cotton (@antonycotton) January 19, 2015
#rip Anne. A huge loss to so many. Sympathies to all who knew and loved her . We'll miss you so much lovely lady xxxx— Catherine Tyldesley (@Cath_Tyldesley) January 19, 2015
Such sad news about Annie, she was a wonderful woman. RIP xxx— Charlie Condou (@Charliecondou) January 19, 2015
Cannot describe how devastated we all are. Sleep tight gorgeous lady we will miss you ridiculous amounts RIP Annie x— Kym Marsh (@msm4rsh) January 19, 2015
So so sad. Devastating news. Love you Annie. The nation is now in mourning... 💔 xxx— michelle keegan (@michkeegan) January 19, 2015
Rip Annie beautiful woman inside & out xxxJanuary 19, 2015
My beautiful darling friend, Anne Kirkbride, passed away in a room filled with love. God Bless, my Darling Girl! Peace and rest!— Beverley Callard (@Beverleycallard) January 19, 2015
Truly truly sad to hear the passing of the beautiful Annie Kirkbride. x pic.twitter.com/n5HLqF6RcE— Lucy-Jo Hudson (@LucyJo_Hudson) January 19, 2015
Annie ? That is so so sad !!!! I can't believe it RIP Annie xx go shop shop shop !— Michelle Collins (@missmcollins) January 19, 2015
#RIP to a wonderful unforgettable lady.. Anne Kirkbride . We will miss you so very much x— Samia Ghadie (@realsamia) January 19, 2015