Kitty, who played Lizzie Lakely on the soap, passed away on Sunday (16 August), it has been confirmed.
A rep for the actress confirmed the news to our colleagues over at Digital Spy, saying Kitty passed away while surrounded by her family.
An Emmerdale rep added: "Kitty was a great talent and a true inspiration to all who worked with her. The cast and crew are devastated at her passing and she will be missed tremendously and remembered fondly by all of us."
Having joined Emmerdale in March 2009, Kitty was the first blind actress to be cast in a regular role within a soap. She appeared on the ITV soap until March 2013 when ill health forced her to leave.
In Emmerdale, Kitty was involved in a lot of storylines as LIzzie, including conning Marlon Dingle, helping Lisa Dingle through her rape ordeal and being a central part of Jai's sweet factory.
Other acting credits include Beautiful People and Beyond Fear.