Coronation Street and Shameless actress Maggie Fox dies ‘suddenly after accident’

Actress Maggie Fox, best known for her roles in Coronation Street and Shameless, has died following a “sudden accident”.

Her death was announced by her friend and comedy partner Sue Ryding, who wrote on Facebook: “It is with great sadness that I have to announce the death of Maggie Fox, my comedy partner of 40 years and co-Artistic Director of LipService.

“Maggie passed away yesterday with her family around her… As you can imagine I am completely heartbroken.”

While she did not give specific details of the cause of death, she wrote: “We are still all in a state of shock as this was very sudden following an accident.”

'Coronation Street' TV - 2001 - Roy (DAVID NEILSON), Hayley (JULIE HESMONDHALGH) and Wayne (GARY DAMER) ask to stay at an old friend of Hayley's - Ruth's (MAGGIE FOX).
She had appeared in the soap as two different characters during her career

Fox was best known for playing Ruth Audsley, an old friend of Hayley Cropper, in Coronation Street in 2001.

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