They said in a statement: "We have been blessed to have Liz in our lives, as she was such a kind, considerate and caring friend and colleague.
She was a wonderful actress who will forever be a true Coronation Street legend." Vera was one of soap's great matriarchs and her stormy relationship with husband Jack, played by Bill Tarmey, provided on-screen drama and humour for years.
Corrie's executive producer Kieran Roberts said: "Liz Dawn was a true Coronation Street legend, a brilliant actor and a wonderful person.
Former Coronation Street producer Mervyn Watson told BBC News: "She was big, she was colourful, and she was real.
Labour MP Tracy Brabin, a former Coronation Street actress, told BBC News: "She was a legend and an icon, an incredible person to work with.