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Sunday 18th August 2019

Actress Lisa Brady from Coronation Street and Hollyoaks found dead at her home aged 48

She had minor roles in both soaps

Tributes have been paid to TV actress Lisa Brady, who was found dead at her home aged 48.

Lisa had minor roles in Coronation Street and Hollyoaks as well as hit period drama Peaky Blinders.

The talented TV extra died following a seizure in March, and the inquest into her death has heard how she was discovered by a friend face down on her bed with a duvet over her.

Lisa was in Corrie (Credit: ITV)

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She had been having fits in the 12 months prior to her death, and in 2015 had been badly hurt when her bike collided with a car.

The coronor's court was told that Lisa didn't "seem the same" after the accident, was heavily concussed and mixed up in the days that followed.

But pathologist Jamie Robinson, who carried out the autopsy, said he didn't believe the accident caused her seizures.

The actress had been to a christening two days before her death and said she felt unwell, but thought it was down to having a bit too much to drink.

Lisa was also in Peaky Blinders (Credit: BBC)

Toxicology tests revealed cannabis use and cocaine in Lisa's body.

The coroner, Anita Bhardwaj, said the Class A dryg was a "dangerous" and "unpredictable" substance and could lead to a cardiac arrhythmia.

The mum-of-one was discovered face down in a pillow with some blood-staining, which may have restricted her airways during a sudden fit.

Lisa's relatives said she'd had a full health check up before her death.

During the hearing, relatives described the Liverpool-born actress as "spontaneous and caring and lived more of a life than people double her age."

One family member said: "She was very loving and would keep the door open for anyone.

"She worked with people affected with alcohol and domestic abuse."

She was also an extra in Hollyoaks (Credit: Lime Pictures)

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According to the Liverpool Echo, the coroner ruled that Lisa had died of "cardiac arrhythmia as a result of a seizure, having cocaine, and being in that [prone] position."

Lisa leaves behind daughter Courtney and a Go Fund Me page was set up to help pay for the funeral.

Writing on the page, set up by "friends of Lisa Brady", they said:

"Our amazing friend and partner in crime lovely Lisa Brady unexpectedly left us last week, leaving her devastated family and daughter Courtney behind.

"Anyone who knew Lisa adored her, she was a special person (one of a kind) she will always be remembered with great love, in our hearts.

Anyone who knew Lisa adored her, she was a special person.

"We all have a Lisa Brady story, she knew so many people and lived her life to the full, a beautiful soul gone too soon.

"This unexpected tragedy has thrown her family into financial chaos and the lack of savings for funeral costs are an additional worry they just don’t need.

"I know we all want to help, so I have set up this page so her many friends can contribute (whatever is affordable) to take some of the burden away from her grieving family.

"Fly high Lisa you are in the highest vibration of love now .

"Until we meet again."

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