'Emmerdale' Bosses Reveal Edna Farewell Storyline Details

‘Emmerdale’ bosses have revealed how they will be paying tribute to Shirley Stelfox, who played Edna Birch in the soap until her death in December 2015. Shirley died following a short battle with cancer, and the soap’s team have now put together scenes that will see the news of her character Edna’s death reach the Dales. Vicar Ashley Thomas will deliver the news to the village, after receiving a call from the hospital to inform him that Edna had died.