Coronation Street airs shocking death as actor departs soap following heartbreaking final scene
Coronation Street airs shocking death as actor leaves soap after heartbreaking final scene
Coronation Street broadcast the shocking death of Shelly Rossington on Friday evening.
Viewers watched as Paul Foreman (Peter Ash) and his good friend Shelly (Natalie Amber) bonded over their motor neurone disease diagnosis.
During Friday’s episode, Paul refused the use of a wheelchair, despite now having difficulty walking.
Paul left for Shelly’s house, but tripped and fell with no one around to help him.
He called Todd Grimshaw who came to his rescue and told Paul that he would have to use a wheelchair whether he liked it or not.
Emotional: Coronation Street aired the shocking death of Shelly Rossington in Friday night’s episode
Friendship: Viewers watched as Paul Foreman (Peter Ash) and his good friend Shelly (Natalie Amber) bonded over their motor neurone disease diagnosis
After talking with his friends, Paul called Shelly to let her know he wouldn’t be able to see her that evening.
However, the scene cut to paramedics rushing into Shelly’s home, where she was unresponsive.
“I think she fell in her sleep,” her supervisor told the paramedics.
It comes after Paul previously revealed his intentions to end his own life via assisted death as he battles the disease.
Paul (Peter Ash) turned to friend Billy Mayhew (Daniel Brocklebank) to ask for his help in ending his pain when the time came.
But the pastor was left heartbroken as he said he would never help his beloved partner be ‘put down like a dog’.
It would go against his beliefs and Christian faith and after a tense conversation, Paul seemed to accept that his friend would never entertain the idea.
But later Billy admitted, “I thought you were going to propose when you said you wanted to talk to me.”
Devastating: Shelly was found unconscious by paramedics in her flat after Paul called to say he couldn’t reach her
Paul jumped on the idea and said, ‘It’s a good idea, I can’t get down on one knee, but we have to.’
However, he didn’t seem completely okay with the idea of a wedding and was able to use it as a way to ultimately get what he wants.
Coronation Street airs Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8pm on ITV1.