June 21, 1954 – January 19, 2015
“The jelly hasn’t set!”
Deidre is Dead.
Anne Kirkbride played DeidreBarlow on the British soap opera Coronation Street for 42 years.
She died on the evening ofMonday, January 19, 2015 after a “brief illness” in a Manchesterhospital.
The cause of death has not beenannounced.
Anne chain-smoked most of herlife, rewarding her with that distinctive, husky voice.
She was 60.
In 1993 she was treatedfor non-Hodgkins lymphoma.
Anne announced last September(2014) that she was taking a three month break from the show. Her last sceneaired on October 8 when she spoke one of the final sentences of her actingcareer:
Jelly shouldn’t run! It shouldwobble!”
Back in the late 90s (FREE THEWEATHERFIELD ONE!) I had a chance to visit the Street. Since then they’vestopped tours, but here are two photos from that visit.
Britain, today I weep for you.
I shall use my Rovers swizzlestick to stir my coffee this week.