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Monday, March 27, 2006

Poison Ivy

Former Coronation Street actress Lynne Perrie, who played Ivy Tilsley, has died at the age of 75.

Perrie, who played the factory worker in the top-rated ITV1 soap from 1979 until 1994, died on Friday night after suffering a stroke.

Street co-star Liz Dawn, who plays Vera Duckworth, said "arright chuck" "Perrie was always full of life and great fun to work with".

Born in Rotherham in 1931, Perrie was best known for the role of "Poison Ivy" Tilsley.

Her character was renowned for interfering, either in the factory politics of Mike Baldwin's business or in the personal lives of her son Brian Tilsley and his wife Gail.

A spokesman for Gail Platt said the co-star was "relieved and glad to be able to ....yada yada yada"
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