June 21, 1954 - January 19, 2015
"The jelly hasn't set!"
Deidre is Dead.
Anne Kirkbride played Deidre
Barlow on the British soap opera Coronation Street for 42 years.
She died on the evening of
Monday, January 19, 2015 after a "brief illness" in a Manchester
The cause of death has not been
Anne chain-smoked most of her
life, rewarding her with that distinctive, husky voice.
She was 60.
In 1993 she was treated
for non-Hodgkins lymphoma.
Anne announced last September
(2014) that she was taking a three month break from the show. Her last scene
aired on October 8 when she spoke one of the final sentences of her acting
Jelly shouldn't run! It should
Back in the late 90s (FREE THE
WEATHERFIELD ONE!) I had a chance to visit the Street. Since then they've
stopped tours, but here are two photos from that visit.
Britain, today I weep for you.
I shall use my Rovers swizzle
stick to stir my coffee this week.