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Coronation Street cast say goodbye to Vera actress Liz Dawn
Jack and Vera Duckworth’s most iconic Coronation Street moments as family announce Liz Dawn’s death
The star — who was a national treasure for playing Vera on the ITV soap - passed away last night after a long battle with lung condition emphysema. Fans last saw her on the soap when she paid a visit to Jack, played by the late actor Bill Tarmey, before his character passed away. Her final appearance was on 18 January when she died in her sleep - ending 34 years of the iconic character's stint on the show. In incredibly moving scenes she appeared as Vera's spirit, who had come to take Jack on his final journey and the pair enjoyed one final dance together. The pair had become an iconic Corrie couple over the years, and fans across the nation wept as they saw them reunited one final time.
Coronation Street fans will remember the heart-rending final scene between Jack and Vera Duckworth. She first joined the soap in in what was a recurring role as a factory worker until husband Jack came along in And despite them getting up to a lot of mischief during their time on the show, it was their final scene together that really touched viewers' hearts. In the heartbreaking scenes, aired in , poor Jack is asleep on his chair and beginning to stir. Off-screen, his beloved wife can be heard saying: "Well put your paper down and come with me. Jack asks for "half a chance" as he gets up out of his chair, but before Vera can continue to boss him around, he wraps his arms around her and asks her for a dance. And Corrie viewers were left in floods of tears as Vera came to take Jack with her to the other side.
She first appeared on 19 August and last appeared on 18 January , where the character peacefully died in her sleep at the age of 70 from heart failure. Her funeral was held on 28 January She reappeared posthumously for a single appearance on the 8 November episode, in which her husband Jack played by Bill Tarmey died. Vera later moved into the street, much to the dismay of her new neighbours. Although it was originally stated that Vera was divorced, that was later overlooked when her husband Jack Duckworth Bill Tarmey was introduced; they argued frequently although she still made an effort with Jack, often using the comically spoken phrase "Don't you love me any more, Jack?