Death of Anne Kirkbride

June 21, 1954 - January 19, 2015
Manchester, England | Age 60

'Coronation Street' star dies at 60
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By JILL LAWLESS, The Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — Actress Anne Kirkbride, a star of British soap opera "Coronation Street" for more than 40 years, has died at the age of 60.

Network ITV says Kirkbride, who played the long-suffering, much-married Deirdre Barlow, died Monday in a hospital in Manchester, northwest England, after a short illness.

Set in the fictional working-class community of Weatherfield, "Coronation Street" has been chronicling its characters'...

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