A soap funeral is always a sad occasion, as viewers bid an emotional farewell to characters that have been regular fixtures in their living rooms for years.
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We can guarantee that there will not be a dry eye in the nation tonight (13 July) when ‘Coronation Street’ says goodbye to beloved Deirdre Barlow, as her funeral airs on the ITV soap.
Anne Kirkbride as Deidre Barlow
As fans know, actress Anne Kirkbride died earlier this year, following a short battle with cancer.
Producers were set the huge task of giving her character Deidre a send off befitting someone who spent 42 years on the country’s most famous cobbled street, the results of which will be show in some of the soap's most emotional ever scenes.
Her final farewell got us thinking about some of soap funerals from years past, and after we’d finished drying our eyes, we rounded up some of the most iconic in our gallery below. How many do you remember?