Stars turn to Twitter to express grief

Coronation Street colleagues of Anne Kirkbride and a host of other celebrities have expressed their grief at the soap veteran’s death.

Stars turn to Twitter to express grief

Samia Ghadie, who plays Maria in Coronation Street, tweeted: “#RIP to a wonderful unforgettable lady.. Anne Kirkbride . We will miss you so very much x”

Debbie Rush, who plays Anna, said: “So sad. We’ll miss you so much Annie x #jellytots #sheknows xxx”

Adam Rickitt, who played Nick Tilsley, said: “Just heard..so gutted. Annie..u were pure class..a smile always when needed and a hug always from the heart #ripannekirkbride #annekirkbride.

Adam Woodyatt, who plays Ian Beale in rival soap Eastenders, tweeted: ‘‘Such sad news about Anne Kirkbride. My thoughts are with her family and all the Corrie cast and crew.’’

Former Emmerdale star Adele Silva said: “Such sad news about #AnneKirkbride #CoronationStreet RIP”

Television presenter Lorraine Kelly tweeted: “So very sad to hear of death of Anne Kirkbride – Thoughts with her husband and family and everyone who loved her. Corrie legend.”

Alan Halsall, who plays Tyrone in Coronation Street, said: ‘‘Rip Annie beautiful woman inside & out xxx #devastated #corriefamily’’

Former Coronation Street star Michelle Keegan posted an emoticon of a broken heart, adding: ‘‘So so sad. Devastating news. Love you Annie. The nation is now in mourning...’’

Beverley Callard, who plays Liz McDonald, tweeted: “My beautiful darling friend, Anne Kirkbride, passed away in a room filled with love. God Bless, my Darling Girl! Peace and rest!”

X Factor winner Shayne Ward said: ‘‘Very sad to hear of the death of Anne Kirkbride (Deirdre Barlow)..RIP xxxx’’

Former Coronation Street star Gaynor Faye tweeted: “Anne Kirkbride’s smile & laugh always lit up the £Corrie green room...may it light up the sky as bright!”

Television presenter Phillip Schofield said: ‘‘Just checked my phone and have heard of the sad loss of the wonderful Anne Kirkbride. My deepest condolences to the #Corrie family x’’

Andrew Whyment, who plays Kirk Sutherland in Coronation Street, said: “RIP Anne Kirkbride you will be missed so much #legend x”

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