Watch a classic scene from Coronation Street legend Liz Dawn

26 September 2017, 12:49

Soap icon Liz Dawn has died at the age of 77 after a five-decade career.

Dawn famously played the Corrie favourite Vera Duckworth in the ITV soap for 34 years, and was particularly known for her fiery on-screen relationship with Jack (Bill Tarmey).

Appearing on This Morning in 1990, the above clip shows the actress recalling a classic scene in which Vera pretended to be Jack's secret date, much to his annoyance.

Dawn's family said they were "devastated" after the death of the "incredible" actress. They added: "She has been the love, light and inspiration in our lives and we are bereft at her passing."

She died at her home on Monday night (September 25). ITV said that everyone was "heartbroken" by the news. They said in a statement: "We have been blessed to have Liz in our lives, as she was such a kind, considerate and caring friend and colleague.

"As Coronation Street's Vera Duckworth for 34 years, Liz brought so much joy and happiness to so many. She was a wonderful actress who will forever be a true Coronation Street legend."

Vera appeared on the soap from 1974 to 2008. The episode in which she died was seen by over 12 million viewers. She actually returned to the cobbles in 2010, when she played her own ghost when Jack died.

Liz Dawn was awarded an MBE in 2000 for services to charity. She said at the time: "What would our Jack say?"