Paula Williamson death: Coronation Street actor found dead, aged 38

The actor was married to criminal Charles Bronson

Paula Williamson and Irene Dunroe feature on Loose Women

Actor Paula Williamson, who starred in Coronation Street and married criminal Charles Bronson, has been found dead.

She was found on Monday morning at a house in Sneyd Green, Stoke-on-Trent.

A statement from the Staffordshire Police read: “A woman from Stoke-on-Trent who was found dead this morning has been named as Paula Williamson, aged 38.

“Paula’s body was found in a house on Gordon Avenue, Sneyd Green, at around 7am.

“A post mortem will take place to establish the cause of death but the death is not being treated as suspicious. A report is now being prepared for the Coroners.

“Next of kin have been informed. The family have asked for their right to privacy to allow them to grieve at this difficult time.”

Williamson starred in Coronation Street as a nurse in three episodes between 2008 and 2012, and also appeared in the 2011 Fred and Rose West drama Appropriate Adult.

The actor married Bronson, who has been described as “Britain’s most violent criminal”, in 2017 while he was behind bars in HMP Wakefield. After a short marriage, Bronson filed for divorce in 2018.

During a tearful appearance on Loose Women last summer, Williamson said she was “heartbroken” to have been filed divorce papers by Bronson. Last July, she told the Sunday Mirror: “This relationship has driven me to the brink and I have been so low that I have even thought about taking my own life.

“I have been used and controlled from behind bars as he has poked fun at my weight and told me I am an embarrassment.”

Yesterday, The Sun published a report revealing that Bronson plans to marry a woman named Joan when he is released

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