CROWN Street actress Maggie Fox has died in a ‘sudden accident’.
The actress – best known for her role as Bilson in the ITV historical drama The Forsyte Saga – died surrounded by her family “heartbroken”.
Maggie’s comedy partner Sue Ryder said her loved ones were in “shock” after her “very sudden” accident.
The details of the accident were not disclosed.
Maggie appeared in two roles on Coronation Street, most notably as Ruth Audsley in 2001.
Ruth got involved when Roy and Hayley Cropper went on the run with their foster child, Wayne Hayes.
She later appeared as Judge Travers in 2010.
The judge was involved in the court case between Kylie Turner and Becky McDonald, who are fighting for custody of Kylie’s son, Max.
Sue wrote on Facebook: “It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of Maggie Fox, my 40-year-old comedy partner and co-artistic director of LipService.
“Maggie passed away surrounded by her family yesterday.
“As you can imagine, I am completely heartbroken.
She added: “We are all still in shock as this happened very suddenly after an accident.”
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