Actress Liz Dawn who plays Vera Duckworth has decided to leave Coronation Street due to ill health. The 68-year-old has been with the popular soap for the past 34 years.
Dawn suffers from the lung disease emphysema, reports News of the World. She said she wanted to "thank everyone" for "the best time of my life" during her years at Corrie. Her character's husband Jack, played by Bill Tarmey, will remain in the soap.