FORMER Coronation Street star Katie McGlynn bid a final farewell to the cobbles after her character of six years, Sinead Tinker, was killed off in a heartbreaking storyline.
Here's everything you need to know about the actress and soap favourite.
Who is Katie McGlynn?
Katie is an actress from Littleborough in Rochdale, Greater Manchester.
After beginning drama school at the age of ten, she studied Drama, English and Media Studies at A-level.
She bagged roles in BBC drama Moving On as well as minor parts in The Well, Paradox and Leonardo.
But her breakthrough role was in BBC school-set soap Waterloo Road in which she played Jodi "Scout" Allen.
She left after series eight in July 2013.
How old is Katie McGlynn?
The TV star is 27-years-old and was born on July 16, 1993 to Trevor and Ruth McGlynn.
She is the younger sister of triplet brothers Daniel, Michael and Trevor.
For her 26th birthday, a pal of hers organised a surprise birthday for her including two huge inflatable balloons with the number two and six.
Celebrating the special day with her were her Coronation Street co-stars Rob Mallard, Alexandra Mardell and Daniel Brocklebank.
Who is Katie McGlynn dating?
Katie McGlynn is believed to be single after splitting from her boyfriend Benji Roberts.
She started dating the holiday park and lodge salesman in the summer of 2017, but they reportedly split at the end of 2018.
Katie often shares posts on Instagram with her BFF Lee Bennett.
Lee accompanies Katie to most of her work events.
Why did Katie McGlynn leave Coronation Street?
On May 1, 2019 The Sun exclusively revealed how Katie has left the soap – just one day after co-star Faye Brookes announced her departure.
Katie “will need replacing urgently” after being central to a number of key storylines in 2019.
The actress has become the sixth cast member to leave this year as the show’s crisis deepens.
A source told The Sun: “Katie has just been nominated for a British Soap Award so it’s a big loss and not what bosses would have wanted to hear.
“She’s been central to a number of key storylines this last year or so and will need replacing urgently.”
The soap star, who first joined the cast of Coronation Street in 2013, wrapped up filming in September.
She revealed the reasons behind her decision to quit the show during an interview on This Morning.
Speaking to Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield, she said: "I had a meeting with Kate [Oates] and said, 'I think I might want to leave, I’ve been there for so long and I’ve not had that big of a story”'’ she said.
"They told me this storyline and I thought this is amazing, please do this. I know it sounds very sadistic but I wanted her to die because that’s real life and life isn’t a fairytale."
She added: "Loads of women are dying, so many people are affected by cancer and this storyline triggers so many emotions for so many people because it’s absolutely heartbreaking."
What has Katie McGlynn said about Sinead Tinker's cancer storyline?
The blonde beauty revealed she was grieving after watching the death of her character.
Speaking on Loose Women on Monday, October 21, she said: "I kind of underestimated the effect it's had on my mental health. I've only just noticed it.
"Walking away from filming and watching it on Monday, that part of me was grieving Sinead and it's bizarre, but I've started doing like a fitness thing to safeguard myself and that's helping me."
She added: ‘I sound silly saying it but I believe Sinead is real. I played her for six-and-a-half years. Me and Corrie created this character and I feel like she’s my friend."
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