Actress Kitty McGeever, who played Lizzie Lakely on Emmerdale, has died at the age of 44.
McGeever joined the cast in 2009 and was the first blind actress cast in a British soap. In a statement, Emmerdale said today:
“It is with much sadness that Emmerdale confirms actress Kitty McGeever, who played the character of Lizzie Lakely, passed away last night, surrounded by her loving family.
“Kitty was a great talent and a true inspiration to all who worked with her. The cast and crew are devastated at her passing and she will be missed tremendously and remembered fondly by all of us.”
McGeever, who last appeared on Emmerdale in 2013, had previously featured in ITV drama London’s Burning.
The stars of Emmerdale took to Twitter this evening to express their sadness at the loss of their friend and colleague.
Danny Miller, who plays Aaron Livesy, wrote:
— Danny Miller (@DannyBMiller) August 17, 2015
Gemma Oaten (Rachel Breckle) added:
So sad to hear the news our dear Kitty Mcgeever has died. Never forget the scene's we used to have with her infectious laugh❤ miss you xxx
— Gemma Oaten (@gemmaoaten) August 17, 2015
Natalie Anderson AKA Alicia Metcalfe commented:
RIP the unbelievably wonderful Kitty McGeever. An absolutely incredible inspiring and funny woman whom I was lucky enough to know. #kitty❤️
— Natalie Anderson (@AndersonNatalie) August 17, 2015
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