Tributes flood in for Corrie star who died after five-year battle with cancer

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Morag Siller with fellow Corrie star Antony Cotton
Morag Siller with fellow Corrie star Antony Cotton

Friends and colleagues have paid tribute to Coronation Street actress Morag Siller who has died following a five year cancer battle.

She was just 46.

Morag played Reverend Esther Warren in the hugely popular ITV soap and counted many of the show's stars among her friends and many have taken to social media to pay their respects.

"So sad to hear of the passing of the wonderful Morag Siller.  She played my girlfriend in Ladies of Letters & was a delight.  God bless you M" worte Corrie actor Lee Boardman.

Fellow Corrie star Antony Cotton added, "Morag Siller. What a woman.  She was a magnificent human being.  Devastated."

Actress Sally Dynevor, who plays Sally Webster in Corrie, was particularly good friends with Morag.

“I first met Morag about six years ago and it came about due to us both living with breast cancer. I knew we were going to be friends instantly. We talked about what we had both been going through on our first meeting and we have been great friends ever since," she told the Manchester Evening News.

"We did a lot together for charity – she was very passionate about the work she did and cared very much about Beechwood and Genesis.

“She made you feel you could do anything. I wish I had known her for longer, she was such an inspiration.

"I feel very lucky to have met her but I am devastated that she has passed away, she was such an amazing, generous, kind woman and a fantastic actress – just a beautiful human being.”

Morag had also appeared in Emmerdale, Holby City and Casualty and had been patron of two UK cancer charities, Beechwood Cancer Care and Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention.

In a speech for one of those charities last month she spoke about her illness and revealed that it was terminal. 

She lost her battle on Friday at Manchester's Christie Hospital.