Anna Norbury who played Alice Farnham in Channel 4 soap Brookside has died aged 26.
The actress is reported to have died on September 7, with her family sharing the news of her death today.
Anna’s mother Maria, wrote a tribute to her daughter as part of an obituary published to the Telegraph.
Her mother wrote: “She will be remembered for her warmth, her wit, her clarity, her forthrightness, and above all for her beautiful and innocent humanity.
“Anna may have been born with special needs, but she was so special and unique in herself that we were the ones who needed her.
“Her smile shone a bright light into the world of everyone who was lucky enough to meet her. Our loss is greater than we can ever say.”
How did Brookside actress Anna Norbury die?
The cause of death is not currently known, Express.co.uk will update when a cause of death has been announced.