Emmerdale and Waterloo Road icon Kay Purcell dies aged 57

Emmerdale and Waterloo Road icon Kay Purcell has died at the age of 57.

Her death was confirmed on social media by her agents.

In a tweet, David Daly Associates said: ‘It is with great regret that we announce the death of Kay Purcell at the age of 57. 

‘Kay was a very valued client who had been represented by David Daly Associates for many years. We send sympathy and love to her family and friends.’

Kay portrayed Cynthia Daggert in Emmerdale between June 6, 2001 and December 19, 2002, appearing in a total of 187 episodes.

She was also known for portraying Candace Smilie in Waterloo Road during Series 3,4 and 5 of the school-based drama.


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