FORMER Miss Wales and Coronation Street actress Melanie Hughes has died suddenly aged 38 with her husband paying tribute to a “lovely soul”.
The devoted mum, who won the Miss Wales crown in 1997, died on Sunday.
Paying tribute to Melanie her heartbroken husband Rick, 49, said: “Mel was a lovely soul, she was kind and gentle.
“Mel was so kindhearted and had time for absolutely everyone.
“We are absolutely devastated at the loss of such a wonderful spirit and will never ever forget her.”
Melanie of North Wales, had starred in hit TV shows including Coronation Street and Cold Feet.
The couple had three-year-old son Kaden, while Melanie was also step-mum to Rick’s 16-year-old daughter Taylor.
Rick said: “Kaden doted on his mummy.
“He is asking where mummy is.
“We had a holiday of a lifetime two months ago in Disney World Florida with my family and I am so glad we did as that has so many pictures with so many memories.
“Mel was better looking than all the Disney Princesses and she will always be my Miss Wales.”