Emmerdale actress Sheila Mercier who played Annie Sugden dies aged 100

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Emmerdale actress Sheila Mercier has died aged 100, according to reports.

The soap star famously played Annie Sugden on the show for two decades, before leaving in 1994.

Her co-star Frederick Pyne announced the news over social media, saying: “Sad to tell all you Emmerdale fans that Sheila Mercier, Annie Sugden, died peacefully in her sleep…

“She would have been 101 years old on New Years Day. She was a great character and wonderful to work with.”

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