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Coronation Street’s Betty Driver Dies of Pneumonia, Age 91, After 42 Years on the Show (Video)

Sad news out of the UK today. Betty Driver, one of the longest working actresses on the British TV series Coronation Street has died, aged 91. Driver played the character of Betty Williams (Turpin), one of the barmaids at the Rovers Return,  in the soap opera for 42 years.  Driver acted in more than 2,800 episodes and, earlier this year, in an interview with the BBC said she would never retire, and she never did.

According to an ITV spokesperson, she had been in hospital for six weeks suffering from pneumonia and died peacefully in her sleep.

Betty Driver was divorced and had no children. Doesn’t matter, though, Betty love. Millions of us will miss you.