Coronation Street star and Yorkshire icon Liz Dawn dies aged 77

Liz Dawn - Image: Ian West/PA Wire
Liz Dawn - Image: Ian West/PA Wire
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Coronation Street actress Liz Dawn died "peacefully in her sleep", her family has said.

A statement from the family said: "We are devastated and heartbroken at the passing of our much-loved wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother, the incredible Liz Dawn."

"Liz died peacefully last night at home with her loving family around her.

"She has been the love, light and inspiration in our lives and we are bereft at her passing."

Leeds, Sweet street, 28th March 1979'LIGHTING'Mr. Eddie Mullan, a lift engineer at the City of Leeds Public Works Department, Sweet Street, gives a last polish to one of the four old gas lamps that are to be sent to Germany.

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