May she rest in peace.
Actor Maggie Fox, who appeared on the long-running soap opera Coronation Street, has died following a “sudden accident”.
As Metro reports, her death was announced by her comedy partner, Sue Ryding, who shared the news on Facebook.
Ryding wrote: “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.”
She continued: “We are still all in a state of shock as this was very sudden following an accident.”
Maggie was best known for playing Ruth Audsley on Corrie in 2001, but she had other roles on the soap throughout its history.
She played a nurse in 1990 and in 1992 she played Charmain Grey. Most recently, she played Judge Travers in 2010.
She also played the role of the registrar in the Channel 4 series Shameless.
It is with huge sadness that I announce the death of my comedy partner of 40 years Maggie Fox yesterday. I sat down and remembered certain moments in shows where the audience laughed so much we had to pause. Sometimes we laughed too! Full statement https://t.co/CzEA0QcTzZ pic.twitter.com/4wPvXMvZCd
— LipService Theatre (@LipServicetour) March 22, 2022
In her tribute, Sue shared how they first met back when they were students.
She wrote: “I met Maggie when we were Drama students at Bristol University in the 1970’s. We were in a very serious production of Ibsen’s The Lady For the Sea but for some reason the audience was on the floor laughing. A tragedy for Ibsen (he was good at those) but the launch of an epic comedy partnership.
Sue continued: “Our theatre company LipService was officially launched in 1985 and we have written 22 original comedies, touring all over the world, managing to have children in between!
“It’s notoriously difficult to present new work in theatre and we are really proud that we managed to do so and to build an audience for it.
“We are still all in a state of shock as this was very sudden following an accident. We had planned a new digital version of Chateau Ghoul which we had already filmed which will be shared with you later in the year in memory of Maggie, plus some live events using the huge amount of digital footage we thankfully have archived.”