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 iconic 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 long-running soap opera for more than 42 years. Her first appearance on the show was in 1969. Her last was just weeks before she died.


Driver acted in more than 2,800 Coronation Street episodes and, earlier this year, in an interview with the BBC said she would never retire, and she was correct — 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.


Michelle Topham

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