Charlie Condou, Coronation Street’s star, announced that Niki Shisler, his sister, had tragically died after a long battle with cancer.
Charlie, 49-year-old, who played Corrie’s Marcus Dent, had taken to social networking to share the sad news.
Niki, Niki’s big sibling, lost her battle against ovarian carcinoma at the age of just 59.
He shared the sad news with his 154,000 Twitter followers. He had quoted and retweeted one post that shared a Justgiving page, which was created in memory of Niki.
Charlie tweeted the following: “In memory of my beautiful sister, who died a few days ago.”
The original tweet that included the Just Giving link read: “We are honored to have been chosen as the charity in memory of Niki Shisler, who died of ovarian cancer on January 16th 2022.”
The soap star had received many messages from celebrities and co-stars this week after making the sad announcement.
Jane Danson, Coronation Street star, posted: “Charlie, so very sorry to hear this. Sending love to you and your family x.”
Sue Perkin also added: “”Sorry, xx.”
Radio 2’s Gabby Roslin wrote: “Oh Charlie I am so so sorry. My deepest sympathy and much love to you, Charlie.”
Charlie Condou first opened up about his sister’s cancer diagnosis in an Instagram post in 2019.
He had uploaded a picture of himself and his sister at the hospital as part of International Women’s Day.
He stated: “My bloody incredible sister, a true warrior, role model, inspiration and all-around badass.
“She just started chemotherapy for her 3rd bout of cancer. She is full of grace, serenity, acceptance and kindness. It’s amazing. You are my love.”
Charlie Condou played Corrie’s Marcus Dent from 2007 to 2014. He’s also a columnist and LGBT rights activist.
He’s most recently seen playing Ben Sherwood on BBC’s Holby City.
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