“Ah, now there’s a question.” was her reply.
Like Ken Barlow and Dennis Tanner, she appeared in the very first episode. For two decades she loomed large over the street and became a pop culture icon to singers like Freddie Mercury and Morrissey. When she left, there was always a question of whether she’d return. This was rendered moot when Pat Phoenix died in 1986 but her character’s final fate was something of a mystery.
Tonight, Dennis gave us her final chapter: she died in a fancy sports car, going off a cliff in Portugal with her husband at the age of 81. As Dennis said, “They don’t make ’em like that anymore.”
Unrelated but also worth noting:
“Love is like a fire: If it’s not poked regularly, it goes out,” Julie Carp.