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Coronation Street star posts moving tribute to her father

7th Mar 17 | Entertainment News

"It's wonderful to hear from so many people that Dad supported."

Coronation Street star Jenny McAlpine has posted a moving tribute to her father, thanking fans for their support following his sad passing.

Her father, Tom McAlpine, was a mental health campaigner who was awarded an OBE from the Queen in 2012. He sadly passed away peacefully at home on Thursday March 2.

In an emotional Twitter post the 33-year-old, who plays Fizz in the ITV soap, said:

“On behalf of our family, I’d like to thank everyone for their kind words. It’s wonderful to hear from our many people who Dad supported (he never used the world help!) and encouraged and changed the lives of.

“To me and my brother Thomas he was our lovely Dad. We will always love him and be thankful for that.”