A former Coronation Street actress has passed away at the age of 41.
She had been undergoing tests following a cancer diagnosis and reportedly passed away after developing a clot on her lungs.
“We are saddened to hear the terrible news of Sophiya’s death. She was a vibrant and beautiful actress who was a pleasure to have around during her time on Coronation Street. Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this very sad time.” – Corrie spokesperson
Poppy arrived in the soap as the Rover’s 51st barmaid, before later taking on the role of assistant manager. She caused a stir when she sacked Betty Williams and was later kicked out herself by Steve (Simon Gregson) and Becky McDonald (Katherine Kelly).
“Sophiya was one of the most inspirational people I ever met. She was the kind of person you always want to spend time with – full of light, warmth, compassion, care and with an infectiously wicked sense of humour, and my co-agent Olivier Thomson and I loved every minute of working with her.” – Haque’s agent Stuart Piper
Watch a clip of Poppy’s last appearance in Coronation Street below: