Actress Carla Connor is a fictional character from the British ITV soap opera, Coronation Street has died following a brief hospitalization, played by Alison King , a close family source revealed Thursday morning.
The Actress had kidney Failure and was rushed to the hospital early this week where she was admitted. “We are in utter shock and disbelief right now,” the source said while confirming her death. “I know there will be much more to say in the coming days, and that so many of her fans will want to do everything they can to express their grief and to show support for the bereaved family.”
When Alison King returned to the Coronation Street cast as Carla Connor at Christmas, she had a huge secret.
She revealed to Roy Cropper (Ted Neilson) that she needed a kidney transplant, prompting him to get tested to see if he was a match.
Unfortunately for his friend, Roy wasn’t a match, but she eventually broke the news to her family.
Kate (Faye Brooke) and Aidan (Shayne Ward) went in for tests and tonight the results were revealed.
Carla’s siblings both admitted they were positive matches, with them then having to decide who would donate a kidney.
But Kidney Care UK have revealed the truth behind the storyline, admitting things aren’t so true to life.
She made her first appearance on screen during the episode airing on 1 December 2006. Carla has been referred to as “the new Elsie Tanner”. This was King’s second role in the soap as she previously played Mrs. Fanshaw for one episode in 2004.
King was off-screen from February 2009 until October 2009 due to her maternity leave. In May 2012 King announced she would be temporarily departing, her departure scenes aired on 16 July 2012 and her return scenes aired on 10 December 2012.
On 1 May 2015, it was reported that King would take a sabbatical for “creative reasons” at some point in 2016. On 8 January 2016, it was confirmed that instead of taking a sabbatical, King would be leaving permanently.She filmed her final scenes on 28 April 2016, and her departure was aired on 26 May 2016.
It was announced on 14 August 2017 that King would return as Carla that Christmas. Carla’s return aired on-screen on 22 December 2017
The actress is loved by many, and with a heavy heart it will be hard to say goodbye. The family is yet to make an official statement on her demise. However, tributes continue to pour in on social media for her with many saying they are extremely heartbroken over her loss.