Former Brookside actress Anna Norbury dies at the age of 26 when her mother pays tribute to her "beautiful and innocent humanity".
- Anna Norbury is best known for playing Alice Farnham on Channel 4's Brookside
- The 26-year-old actress died on September 7th, her family divided
- Her mother Maria praised her "warmth, her wit, her clarity and her openness".
Former Brookside actress Anna Norbury has died at the age of 26. Her mother appreciates her "beautiful and innocent humanity".
Anna was best known for playing Alice Farnham on the Channel 4 soap.
She died on September 7th, her family divided today.
Anna's mother Maria wrote in an obituary published in The Telegraph: “She will be remembered for her warmth, wit, clarity, openness, and most importantly, for her beautiful and innocent humanity.
Anna Norbury's mother Maria, pictured together in November 2019, paid a moving tribute to the former Brookside actress
Former Brookside co-star Michael Starke and Anna's aunt Katharine Norbury paid tribute to the actress in a moving way
Anna Norbury became a household name on Brookside in the 1990s and later appeared on Channel 4's documentary Home Free
“Anna may have been born with special needs, but she was so special and unique in herself that we were the ones who needed her.
Her smile shone a bright light into the world of everyone who was lucky enough to meet her. Our loss is greater than we can ever say. & # 39;
Former co-star Michael Starke tweeted yesterday: “Today we're saying goodbye to Anna Norbury.
She was baby Alice Farnham in Brookside.
She was one of the most valuable and beautiful young actresses. Love and strength for their wonderful family. & # 39;
Brookside and Coronation Street actress Gabrielle Glaister said she was broadcasting "Love" after hearing the news.
Anna spent three years on Channel 4 soap Brookside and joined in 1994.
A day after her death, Anna's aunt Katharine Norbury tweeted, “Anna Kate Norbury, who won the hearts of millions as Alice Farnham in Brookside and more recently in the Channel 4 documentary Home Free with her boyfriend, Joe The beginning of the independent life died at the age of 26 years.
"Very, very, very loved."
Anna Norbury and fiance Joe starred in Home Free, a two-part documentary that followed young people with learning difficulties who were leaving the house for the first time
Anna starred in Home Free on Channel 4 last year, a documentary that followed a group of young people with learning disabilities who left their homes for the first time and moved into supported housing, which offers the chance for independent living.
Fans remembered Anna after hearing the tragic news.
Helen Crompton wrote: “Sad news, I remember Alice was born, such a beautiful little actress.
"May she rest in peace forever, thoughts are with her family and those who knew her and worked with her."