Home » Maria Charles dead: Coronation Street star who appeared in Hot Fuzz and Skins dies aged 93 as tributes pour in

TRIBUTES have poured in for Coronation Street star Maria Charles, who has died at the age of 93.

Maria found fame in the West End starring in musicals and enjoyed a long and successful career on stage and screen.

Maria Charles has died aged 93


Maria Charles has died aged 93Credit: Rex

She was perhaps best known for her role in the sitcom Agony as Bea Fisher, the mother of Maureen Lipman’s character Jane Lucas.

Maria appeared throughout the show’s original run from 1979 to 1981 and in the 1995 sequel Agony Again.

She also held the roles of Lina Thistlewood in ITV’s Coronation Street in 2005 and Mrs Reaper in 2007’s Hot Fuzz.

Fans took to social media to share their tributes to the TV legend, with one writing: “Such sad news about Maria Charles; best known to me as playing Noreen Biggs in Bad Girls.”

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Another tweeted: “RIP lovely lady.”

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