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Former Coronation Street actor who played Jack Duckworth dies

Bill Tarmey, who played Jack Duckworth

Bill Tarmey, who played Jack Duckworth

CORONATION STREET star Bill Tarmey, who played Jack Duckworth in the hit soap, passed away this morning, a spokesman for the show has confirmed.

The 71-year-old left the soap in 2010 after more than 30 years playing the pigeon-fancying, loveable rogue alongside Liz Dawn, who played his wife Vera.

A life-long heavy smoker, he suffered a minor heart attack following a bypass operation in 2002.

A spokeswoman for Coronation Street announced his death.

It is believed he died while on a family holiday in Tenerife.

Antony Cotton, who plays Sean Tully in the show, paid tribute on Twitter saying: “Goodnight Bill Tarmey. You were the best. We’ll miss you so much x”1

 

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