The news broke last night that Anne Kirkbride had died aged 60 from cancer... We didn't really know her, yet she was woven into the fabric of our living rooms for over four decades.
We'll remember Deirdre Barlow for her love of pottery, her unwavering dedication to a questionable daughter, her variety of belts and array of eyewear, her wild dalliances with the likes of Mike Baldwin and that escort fella, and - most of all - her stuffed marrow...
The below people, however, will remember her for so much more...
Heartbroken at the loss of my friend and beautiful on screen mummy. The most crazy funny 100 per cent human. My life was enriched by her
— kate ford (@kateford76) January 19, 2015
My beautiful darling friend, Anne Kirkbride, passed away in a room filled with love. God Bless, my Darling Girl! Peace and rest!
— Beverley Callard (@Beverleycallard) January 19, 2015
Cannot describe how devastated we all are. Sleep tight gorgeous lady we will miss you ridiculous amounts RIP Annie x
— Kym Marsh (@msm4rsh) January 19, 2015
So so sad. Devastating news. Love you Annie. The nation is now in mourning... ðŸ'” xxx
— michelle keegan (@michkeegan) January 19, 2015
Such sad news. Rest in peace Annie x
— Jennie McAlpine (@jenniemcalpine) January 19, 2015
— BBC Radio 5 live (@bbc5live) January 20, 2015
Nigel Havers on Anne Kirkbride: "Itâ€™s like losing a friend, for everybody. She was a totally lovely person, she really was."
— BBC Ents News Team (@BBCNewsEnts) January 20, 2015
It is with great sadness that we can confirm that Coronation Street actress Anne Kirkbride has passed away http://t.co/c6uS0DwgvQ
— Coronation Street (@itvcorrie) January 19, 2015
Im so sad to hear the very sad news of the passing of Annie Kilbride AKA Deirdre Barlow, She was a great character Great to work with R.I.P.
— KEITH DUFFY(ff)RCSI (@officialkeith) January 19, 2015
— Brooke Levi Vincent (@BrookeLVincent) January 19, 2015
#rip Anne. A huge loss to so many. Sympathies to all who knew and loved her . We'll miss you so much lovely lady xxxx
— Catherine Tyldesley (@Cath_Tyldesley) January 19, 2015
#RIP to a wonderful unforgettable lady.. Anne Kirkbride . We will miss you so very much x
— Samia Ghadie (@realsamia) January 19, 2015
Anne Kirkbride RIP. A part of our lives whether you knew her or not. She created such an iconic character. pic.twitter.com/psCnxCPb43
— Paddy McGuinness (@PaddyMcGuinness) January 19, 2015