Roy Cropper is going to be left devastated when his mother dies in Coronation Street.
Sylvia Cropper hasn't been seen on the cobbles in almost five years and now her son is going to receive devastating news.
Reports claim Roy will get a telephone call informing him Sylvia has had a devastating heart attack forcing him to leave Weatherfield to rush to be at her side.
A source told The Sun: "He gets an urgent call saying she’s had a very bad heart attack, he needs to go to her quickly because it looks very bad."
It has now been revealed Sylvia's heart attack will be worse than expected and Roy will be left without his battleaxe mother.The Daily Star reports Sylvia is going to be killed off off-screen and won't be seen in Weatherfield again.
An insider said: "It's a shame she's being bumped off like this."
Actress Stephanie Cole played the role on screen last in 2013.
Sylvia left the street when Roy's wife Hayley was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in one of the show's most heartbreaking storylines.
She was a classic Corrie battleaxe who clashed with many of the street's residents with her caustic comments and brash demeanour.
She was last mentioned in 2016 when Roy had to leave to help her after she fell and broke her hip dancing in Hastings.
A street favourite, Stephanie devastated fans after she departed by revealing she had no plans to return to the show.
She said: "I adored my time on Corrie. But I'm terrible, you see.
"I'm a little bit like a fly - I like to flit hither and thither."
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