Former Coronation Street actress and The Les Dawson Show regular Mo Moreland died on Friday after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
Mo Moreland, an actress from Coronation Street, passed away at the age of 87 following a protracted fight with Alzheimer’s. In addition, she performed all around the world with the famous group Roly Polys.
Mo passed away on Friday in a North Shore assisted living facility, while Tracy Dawson, the ex-wife of Les Dawson and a longtime friend of Mo’s, paid her respects. “We are devastated,” she said to The Gazette. Mo assisted me in raising my daughter Charlotte when we were living together.
She brought me so much comfort when Les passed away, and I shall sincerely miss her.” Charlotte, a reality television celebrity, also shared a heartfelt homage with her 1.4 million Instagram followers.
She added, “I’ve been putting off posting this as didn’t really want it to be real…,” alongside a number of photos of the couple. I’ve spent my entire life dreading this day, yet it was inevitable.
“Sadly, but very gently, my wonderful mother passed away on Friday. For those who are unaware, she has spent the previous ten years living in a home with Alzheimer’s disease.
“She is now finally at peace and back with my dad & her Roy. What an icon, what a woman, what a talent.
“You were a massive part of my life & I’m so happy I have so many incredible memories!!” Charlotte expressed.
Mo’s real name is Maureen McCluskey and she was a skilled tap dancer as well as her many other talents.
She featured in two episodes of the ITV soap back in April 1976 as a Fat Lady.
Mo was married to Roy Moreland from 1959 until he died in 2001.
She joined the stage troupe The Roly Polys in 1982 and before that, she appeared on TV talent show New Faces in the 1970s.
Tributes continue to pour in for the television personality as Irish comedian James Mulgrew said: “Mo was a real pocket rocket – a true star who was also a great friends, who came to my 40th and 50th birthday parties.”