Coral Atkins has died age 80 after a long fight with cancer “She was an extremely powerful character,” her boy Harry said as he verified her death to Newbury Today.
“She was totally brave as she dealt with completion of her days, informing me, ‘There’s no disaster in an 80-year-old woman passing away’.”
In addition to featuring in Emmerdale, the actress became a television regular appearing in a number of popular programs.
Amongst them she starred in Dixon of Dock Green, The Avengers and Crowning Street.
soap She also starred in The Most likely Lads, The Sweeney, Survivors, Softly, Softy, Z-Cars and Callan.
Nevertheless her most popular role was of Sheila Ashton in 1970s household series A Family At War which ran for 52 episodes on ITV.
After leaving the ITV soap in 1993, the star turned her focus on charity work, caring for children in the care system.
According to the paper she cared for more than 37 kids in her profession as a carer however in 1997 she was left seriously injured in a cars and truck accident and was required to offer up running the home.