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Former Coronation Street star dies age 46

The former Coronation Street star has passed away from cancer.
Morag with co-star and friend Sally Dynevor

Morag with co-star and friend Sally Dynevor

Cast members of Coronation Street have paid tribute to their former co-star, Morag Siller, who has died after a five year battle with cancer.

The 46-year-old actress played Reverend Esther Warren back in 2013 on Coro, but is also well known for her role in Emmerdale.

An acclaimed theatre actress, Morag also starred in Doctors, Casualty, Marchlands and Monarch Of The Glen over the course of her career.

Her co-star and close friend, Sally Dynevor, paid tribute to Morag, saying: “‘I first met Morag about six years ago and it came about due to us both living with breast cancer. I knew we were going to be friends instantly. We talked about what we had both been going through on our first meeting and we have been great friends ever since.

Morag pictured with Benedict Cumberbatch and fellow Hamlet stars

“We did a lot together for charity – she was very passionate about the work she did and cared very much about Beechwood and Genesis. She made you feel you could do anything. I wish I had known her for longer, she was such an inspiration.

“I feel very lucky to have met her but I am devastated that she has passed away, she was such an amazing, generous, kind woman and a fantastic actress – just a beautiful human being.”

Anthony Cotton, who plays Sean Tully on the soap said: “Morag Siller. What a woman. She was a magnificent human being. Devastated.”

Morag leaves behind her husband, Tim.

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