Coronation Street actor Melanie Hughes died due to alcohol addiction, said inquest 2 years ago

Coronation Street actor Melanie Hughes died due to alcohol addiction, said inquest

Actor Melanie Hughes died last year due to a struggle with alcohol addiction, an inquest has said.

The Coronation Street actor and former Miss Wales passed away last year after a battle with fatty liver disease.

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She was 39-year-old when she died.

BBC reports that Hughes died as a result of alcohol addiction. Her husband, Richard, also said that she suffered from postnatal depression after the birth of their child.

Hughes had experienced a miscarriage in 2013 as well as the death of her grandmother and the ill-health of her mother in the same year.

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An inquest into her death said that she was in a "terrible state" and that she had been "let down" by agencies when she tried to get help for her issues with alcohol.

Following her death last year, husband Richard said:

"Mel was a lovely soul, she was kind and gentle. Mel was so kindhearted and had time for absolutely everyone.

"We are absolutely devastated at the loss of such a wonderful spirit and will never ever forget her."

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He also stated on social media that he was "struggling" to come to terms with her sudden passing. "So many pics, so many memories," he added.

The couple have a three-year-old son, Kaden, while Hughes was also stepmother to Richard’s 16-year-old daughter, Taylor.

At the time, Richard said that Kaden was "asking where mummy is."

“We had a holiday of a lifetime two months ago in Disney World Florida with my family and I am so glad we did as that has so many pictures with so many memories," he explained.

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He added that she "... was better looking than all the Disney Princesses and she will always be my Miss Wales."

Hughes had a walk-on part on Coronation Street and also appeared in Cold Feet.