(This post was originally posted by Flaming Nora on the Coronation Street Blog March 2015, reposted to this blog with permission.)
Coronation Street Executive producer Kieran Roberts has spoken about the show's plans to say farewell to Anne Kirkbride, who portrayed Deirdre Barlow for 42 years. Anne passed away in
January this year, aged 60
Kieran said: "She was a wonderful woman, and a wonderful actress. We all miss her terribly. At the moment, we're respecting her memory. We're talking to her
family and respecting the family's wishes, but what I can tell fans of
the show is that we will be saying farewell to the character on screen
later this year.
"The exact plans are not yet finalised but that will
certainly happen. It's important that, in the real world, the family are
able to say farewell to the woman. We absolutely support and respect
all of that.
"Later in the year, we will make sure that Coronation Street is able to say a farewell to Deirdre."
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