Coronation Street star Jennifer Wilson dies aged 89 as tributes pour in
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Actress Jennifer Wilson has died aged 89.
Jennifer had been acting for many years prior to her death after landing one of her earliest roles in the 1957 BBC adaptation Nicholas Nickleby.
Aside from her stint in Coronation Street and Casualty, Jennifer also appeared in multiple 70s shows including The Brothers and Special Branch.
Jennifer is said to have died at her home in France earlier this week, but her cause of death is unknown.
A family friend confirmed her death.
Jennifer appeared on countless TV shows while having minor roles in many popular soaps with her last stint taking place in 2015 on an episode of Doctors.
Her career spanned almost six decades and mostly consisted of stints on the BBC and on ITV, including Coronation Street in 2014 as Mrs Bradbury.
The scene saw her make a two-hour coach trip to Blackpool in October as she struggled to set up her deckchair, but Roy Cropper assisted them.
It was during a sweet episode of Corrie as Roy was away to scatter Hayley Cropper's ashes, but after he saw the couple bickering he didn't complete the task and returned to Weatherfield.
Jennifer appeared on screen with her real-life husband Brian Peck, who played spouse Mr Bradbury on the soap.
It wasn't the first time she had worked with her husband either, with the pair initially meeting during filming for the BBC show Nicholas Nickleby.
She wed Brian just two years later in 1959, though he sadly passed in 2021.
Tributes for the actress poured in on fansites, with one user writing: "RIP Jennifer Wilson."
While another noted that she had died approximately one year after the death of her late husband, who passed on April 3, 2021.
Jennifer appeared in on stage in the noughties and also joined a national touring production of Pride and Prejudice as Mrs Bennet.
Aside from her soap stints, she recently appeared on Peak Practice, the Personal Touch and Last of the Summer Wine.
No cause of death has been confirmed.
Jennifer is survived by her daughter Melanie, an actress and singer, and her grandsons Tobie and Ashley.
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