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Emmerdale actress Kay Purcell dies aged 57 after being diagnosed with terminal liver cancer

Emmerdale and Waterloo Road actress Kay Purcell dies aged 57 after being diagnosed with terminal liver cancer earlier this year

Emmerdale and Waterloo Road star Kay Purcell has died aged 57, after being diagnosed with terminal liver cancer earlier this year. 

The actress’ agency took to Twitter on Thursday to announce the sad news.       

David Daly Associates said: ‘It is with great regret that we announce the death of Kay Purcell at the age of 57. 

Well loved: Emmerdale and Waterloo Road star Kay Purcell has died aged 57, after being diagnosed with terminal liver cancer earlier this year

‘Kay was a very valued client who had been represented by David Daly Associates for many years. 

‘We send sympathy and love to her family and friends.’ 

Fans of Kay’s soon to Twitter to pay tribute to the talented actress. 

Announcement: The actress' agency took to Twitter on Thursday to announce the sad news

Announcement: The actress’ agency took to Twitter on Thursday to announce the sad news

'Really sad news': Fans of Kay's soon to Twitter to pay tribute to the talented actress

‘Really sad news’: Fans of Kay’s soon to Twitter to pay tribute to the talented actress

One wrote: ‘Really sad news, Kay was lovely x’, while another recalled: ‘Awww I will always remember bumping into her at the supermarket after she finished panto and being a young gobsmacked Waterloo road fan meeting Candice Smilie’.

‘Oh this is very sad news. I worked with Kay on a few occasions and she was always excellent and great fun to have in a radio drama studio,’ typed another. 

‘This is sad news. I remember her as Candice in Waterloo Road she was brilliant condolences to her family,’ another fan typed. 

Earlier this year, Kay was given the devastating prognosis that she had a life expectancy of just two years after being diagnosed with terminal liver cancer. 

Her breakthrough role was playing Cynthia Daggert (centre) in Emmerdale (pictured with Cleveland Campbell as Danny Daggert and and Danielle Henry as Latisha Dagger in 2001)

Her breakthrough role was playing Cynthia Daggert (centre) in Emmerdale (pictured with Cleveland Campbell as Danny Daggert and and Danielle Henry as Latisha Dagger in 2001)

It comes three years after the actress battled breast cancer, with Kay bravely posting images, videos and blogs on social media to show her own experience of the disease. 

Kay was regular face on TV screens and appeared as Gina Conway in Tracy Beaker Returns and in the spin-off series The Dumping Ground.   

Purcell’s first acting role was as a TV reporter in the TV series Cracker in 1995. She then later starred in Coronation Street as Rhona Summers for 3 episodes in 1997. 

Her breakthrough role was playing Cynthia Daggert in Emmerdale. She starred in 187 episodes from 2001–2002. 

 She then went on to play Mrs. Rennison in So Awkward and Candice Smilie in Waterloo Road from 2007–2009.

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