The ‘Coronation Street’ actress has taken to her Twitter page this morning to announce the sad news, which came as the star marked her fifty fourth birthday. She had given thanks for all the support on behalf of her father Vin and sister Debbie.
Annie had been suffering from cancer of the soft palate for twenty years and had been treated at Sunderland Royal Hospital.
’May 22nd will always be a day to celebrate my birthday and the life of a remarkable Mum and Nanna xxxx.’Support: Denise also thanked boyfriend Lincoln Townley for his support on her Twitter page
Denise has two children from her marriage to Tim Healy – Matthew twenty two years old and eleven year old Louis. Denise also posted a tribute to her boyfriend, thirty nine-year-old party planner Lincoln Townley.
’@LincolnTownley I love you and thank you for being there for me xxx.’
Townley then replied: ‘@RealDeniseWelch my thoughts are with you and the family, I love you x’
Denise is currently on tour with the play Steel Magnolias, which is currently showing at the New Alexandra Theater in Birmingham. However, Denise has understandably decided to pull out of the show this evening after the tragic news.