Beverley Callard pays tribute to Anne Kirkbride

Beverley Callard, along with many other 'Coronation Street' stars, has paid tribute to their former co-star Anne Kirkbride following her shock death last night (19.01.15)

Beverley as Liz

Beverley Callard as Liz McDonald in 'Coronation Street'

Beverley Callard is among the 'Coronation Street' stars to pay tribute to their late co-star Anne Kirkbride.

The 57-year-old actress, who plays Anne's character Deirdre Barlow's pal Liz McDonald in the ITV soap, has spoken of her love for her long-time co-star following her shock passing last night (19.01.15).

She wrote on Twitter: "My beautiful darling friend, Anne Kirkbride, passed away in a room filled with love. God Bless, my Darling Girl! Peace and rest! (sic)"

Kym Marsh - who plays Rovers Return landlady Michelle Connor - confessed she was "devastated" to hear the beloved soap star had died aged 60.

She said: "Cannot describe how devastated we all are. Sleep tight gorgeous lady we will miss you ridiculous amounts RIP Annie x (sic)."

Anne's on-screen daughter Kate Ford (Tracy Barlow) admitted she was "heartbroken" to lose her "crazy funny" friend and colleague.

She wrote: "Heartbroken at the losee of my friend and beautiful on screen mummy. The most crazy funny 100 per cent human. My life was enriched by her (sic)."

Meanwhile, Ian Puleston-Davies, 56 - who plays builder Owen Armstrong - also opened up about losing Anne, who he claims was as "colourful" off-screen as on.

He told BBC Radio 5 Live: "She was such a colourful character on and off set - very different but very alike in so many ways.

"To meet her in person she shone brighter than even Deirdre did."


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