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Former Corrie star suffers heart attack

Actress Liz Dawn who played Vera Duckworth in Coronation Street has reportedly suffered a heart attack.

The 73 year old who has already been diagnosed with incurable lung disease was taken to hospital from her flat in Whitefield after complaining of chest pains.

Retired actress Liz Dawn reportedly suffered slight heart attack Credit: Martin Rickett/PA

Her husband Donald has told a newspaper, she's had a slight heart attack and is confident she'll recover.

A spokesman for Coronation Ttreet says eveyone on the show wishes Liz a speedy recovery and send their love.

Corrie's Liz Dawn talks about the lung condition that forced her to retire

Coronation Street actress Liz Dawn retired from the soap because of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder, a lung disease made worse by her smoking.

Now, as a huge new study launches into the condition, she's been speaking about having COPD. Scientists are looking for patients from Salford who have the disease to help with their research.

And they're warning there could be thousands of us living with COPD without even knowing.

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Corrie's Vera, actress Liz Dawn, 'totally bereft' at Bill Tarmey's death

Bill Tarmey and Liz Dawn collecting awards together in 2002 Credit: Ian West/PA Wire

Liz Dawn, who played Bill Tarmey's on-screen wife Vera Duckworth, has said she is "totally bereft" at news of his death.

She said: "Bill was part of my family. When you work with someone for as long as we did it becomes more than just work.

"Our families were close and I am devastated for Ali and his family. I am totally bereft.

"He will always be remembered by everyone he came into contact with because he was such a kind and generous man.

"You couldn't wish to meet a more lovely man and a true gentleman. He was a gentle giant and I will miss him so much."