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Coronation Street's longest-serving writer Adele Rose dies, aged 87

Coronation Street's longest-serving writer Adele Rose dies, aged 87
Adele Rose, who penned more than 450 episodes of Coronation Street over almost 40 years, dies of pneumonia at the age of 87.

Adele Rose, best known for being a scriptwriter on Coronation Street for almost 40 years, has died at the age of 87.

During a prolific and distinguished career, Rose was also co-creator of the seminal BBC kids series Byker Grove and worked on classic shows such as Robin's Nest, Z-Cars and Bless This House.

Rose made her Corrie writing debut in episode 40 - broadcast on May 1, 1961 - and went on to pen more than 450 episodes until April 1998, making her the soap's longest-serving scriptwriter.

News of her death was announced by husband Peter Chadwick, who told Chronicle Live that she had died of pneumonia on Monday.

"She developed pneumonia about a week ago and never got over it," he said. "She passed away in the local hospital, where she had the best care.

"She had a huge sense of humour which was often quite naughty and quite wicked. She loved writing the battleaxes in Coronation Street."

Rose is survived by Chadwick, a son and one grandson.


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