Saturday 20 January 2018

'Street' star Hughes loses battle with cancer

'CORONATION Street' and 'Keeping up Appearances' actor Geoffrey Hughes has died aged 68, his agent said.

The star, famed for his role as 'Coronation Street' binman Eddie Yates, died at the weekend "peacefully in his sleep" after a "long and courageous battle" with prostate cancer, according to his family.

Long-serving 'Coronation Street' star William Roache, who plays Ken Barlow in the soap, said: "I am so sorry to hear about Geoffrey. He was a warm, lovable actor, with great comedy timing."

Irish Independent

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