Emmerdale stars pay tribute as actress Kitty McGeever dies

Cast members including Danny Miller and Natalie Anderson express their sadness

Actress Kitty McGeever, who played Lizzie Lakely on Emmerdale, has died at the age of 44.

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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: 

 Gemma Oaten (Rachel Breckle) added:

 Natalie Anderson AKA Alicia Metcalfe commented:

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