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Monday 20th January 2020

Coronation Street and Last of the Summer Wine star Jean Fergusson dies aged 74

Tributes have poured in on social media

Tributes have poured in as Jean Fergusson has died at the age of 74.

The actress was known for her role as Dorothy Hoyle in Coronation Street and Marina in Last of the Summer Wine.

'Allo 'Allo! actress Vicki Michelle has paid tribute to Jean on Twitter.

Jean played Dorothy Hoyle in Coronation Street (Credit: Shutterstock)

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She wrote: "Shocked & saddened to hear Jean Fergusson has passed Lovely lady, fabulous actress. Saw her Sunday at #SuPollard’s birthday, said she wasn’t feeling well.

"@benstockbiz and I planned to take her out next week. Can’t believe she’s gone #LastoftheSummerWine #SheKnowsYouKnow #Corrie."

It hasn't yet been confirmed how Jean died.

Other have paid tribute to the star on Twitter.

One said: "RIP the irrepressable Jean Fergusson. Remembering many happy times spent gossiping over a late night glass of wine. You will be missed."

Shocked & saddened to hear Jean Fergusson has passed.

Another wrote: "Really really sad to hear of the death of Jean Fergusson. She was terrific as Marina in Last of the Summer Wine, but also did a marvellous show about Hylda Baker.

"Her book on Hylda is a lovely read. Very sad news."

A third added: "So sad to hear of the passing today of our good friend, Balham neighbour and wonderful actress Jean Fergusson, best known as Marina in Last Of The Summer Wine. Rest in peace and rise in glory, my darling."

One of Jean's theatre colleagues wrote: "Our beloved colleague of many years, Jean Fergusson has died. We have lost a generous story teller who reduced audiences to good old fashioned, uncontrollable, honest laughter.

"Behind the blonde wig and glitzy make up she was very beautiful, skilled and of great ability."

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Jean appeared in Corrie on several occasions and most recently playing the part of Dorothy until 2011.

The star also played Marina in 216 episodes of Last of the Summer Wine from 1985.

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