EMMERDALE fans were tonight left “heartbroken” as Lisa Dingle passed away, just moments after re-marrying her ex-husband Zak.
Earlier in the episode the Dingle family gathered to watch them wed and then joined them in the Woolpack for a proper knees-up.
But Tragedy struck when terminally ill Lisa popped home to get changed after the couple had been enjoying their wedding reception.
When she got home she sat down to “catch her breath” and never got up again.
Zak went home to see how she was getting on, and thought she had just dozed off on the couch and could be heard talking to her as he made them both a cuppa.
But after chatting to her for a while he realised that she was no longer breathing.
The show ended with Zak crying with pain etched across his face.
This was all too much for viewers who took to Twitter to share their sympathy for poor Zak.
One tweeted: “#Emmerdale No No No. Lisa you’ve broken my heart”
Another said: “Such a sad ending to #Emmerdale, Lisa was the rock of the Dingles for so long and she’ll be such a loss to the community. Jane Cox has been such a servant to the show, will be missed.”
While this one was beside themselves: “Bawling my eyes at the exit of Lisa dingle.”
Actress Jane Cox, who has played Lisa for 23 years, recently confirmed she’s leaving the Dales and that her exit storyline will be permanent.
Her character Lisa broke the sad news to the rest of the Dingle clan that she’s suffering from a terminal heart condition, leaving them all devastated, but determined to make the most of the time they have left with her.
Jane previously confessed that she quit the soap that’s been part of her life for almost 25 years because of the gruelling hours now Emmerdale is six days a week.
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Speaking to the Daily Mirror, the 67-year-old actress said: “It is long, long days and then you don’t have time in the evening because you have lines to learn for the next day.”
“I decided that this is going to be my time to do things I didn’t have time to do. I still feel about 20-odd, but in 20 years I will be 87, and there are other things in life that I want to explore.”
“I know if I hadn’t have left now I never would. Life is such an exciting thing, you never know what is around the corner. It was a big decision but I know it is the right thing,” she says.
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