One person penned: “Rest in peace Queen. You were always my favourite.”
“RIP. I loved her on Tracy Beaker,” another fan commented, while a Twitter user added: “My childhood is gone.”
A fourth person commented: “RIP Kay Purcell. Gina was one of the best characters in the Tracy Beaker franchise.”
Kay was best known for playing Cynthia Daggert in Emmerdale from 2001 and Gina Conway in Tracy Beaker Returns, a role she reprised in its spin-off series The Dumping Ground.