Coronation Street viewers pay tribute to Deirdre Barlow through art, music – and tattoos

As news of the passing of one of Weatherfield's best loved residents hit the Cobbles, viewers said their affectionate - and very creative - farewells

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Back in January, Coronation Street fans mourned the tragic death of Anne Kirkbride. But on Wednesday night they finally got the chance to bid farewell to their beloved Deirdre Barlow, the character that Kirkbride made so real for over 40 years.

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Tributes were fittingly affectionate and funny for a character who, although she’s seen more than her fair share of tragedy, never took herself too seriously…

There were impersonations…

And speaking of glasses…

There was art…

There was music – of a sort…

There was one man who had seen the show and got the t-shirt…

Even the north west rivalry was put aside for one evening…

And one Deirdre fan went above and beyond…

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So let’s bid one final farewell to Deirdre – even if he never will…