Bill Roache says his former 'Coronation Street' co-star Liz Dawn was "one of the most beautiful human beings" he's ever met.
The veteran actor - who stars as Ken Barlow in the ITV soap - has hailed the actress - who played the iconic Vera Duckworth - following her death on Monday night (25.09.17) aged 77.
In a lengthy tribute to Liz, Bill wrote in The Sun newspaper: "Liz was one of the most beautiful human beings I've ever met.
"She was kind. The first to help anybody in trouble. She was an absolute joy.
"Always full of humour with a beautiful look in the eye. A very loving and loveable person. And even though she's been out of the 'Street' for quite a few years, there's this sense of loss that she's gone.
"The warmth and the humour that was in Vera came from Liz. You can see it. You can't act that, it's something in you that comes over.
"She was great company - always sending herself up as well. Liz was a consummate professional and her comedy timing was brilliant.
"She was a very good professional actress and comedienne as well as being a very kind and loveable person."
Bill, 85, also hailed Liz's on-screen chemistry with Bill Tarmey - who played her husband, Jack Duckworth - as being one of the most memorable in the soap's history.
He recalled: "The relationship of Jack and Vera was one of the iconic, classic partnerships of the 'Street'.
"They were life's losers. Everything went wrong but they never gave up.
"They'd always get up and fight. Jack would get on with his pools and his beer and Vera would be trying to make a better life for them.
"They were the valiant little souls fighting the world.
"People identified with that and loved them for that and there was tremendous warmth, humanity and colossal humour. There was a deep-rooted love. She was always pushing Jack to get on and do something with his life."
Bill added: "With Jack and Vera, and Liz Dawn as a person, I can only think of good things. She was a very beautiful human being."