Fair City star Carol Anne Lowe has tragically passed away.
The actress, who played Francesca De Silva, appeared on the soap in the mid 2000s, and was married to her co-star, Mick Nolan.
Mick currently stars as mechanic Ray O’Connell in show.
Leading tributes to Carol Anne was George McMahon, who played her step-son Mondo in the RTÉ series.
“We only heard the sad news late on Friday night,” he told the Sunday World.
“We are all so saddened by it. Carol Anne was a cast mate of ours before anything, to lose a colleague is really sad. But we are all thinking of Mick, because Mick and Carol Anne were like two peas in a pod.
“They were like a power couple in Carrigstown, and we are all so heartbroken.”
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Describing Carol Anne as a “wonderful actress and person,” he continued: “She exuded confidence. She was full of compliments for people and anybody that she was speaking to she would make you feel special and light up the room.”
“She was a very positive person and she made it her life’s career, teaching people how to be positive and training people to be the best version of themselves.”
“I would have been in contact with her over the years and she would be like a bring shining light in any room.”
Our thoughts our with Carol Anne’s family during this time.