It is with very great sadness that Coronation Street confirms that Peter Whalley has passed away.
Peter was at the heart of the Coronation Street writing team for thirty five years and wrote 600 episodes, more than any other writer in the programme's history.
Peter was given a Lifetime Achievement award at the 2009 British Soap Awards before retiring in 2013.
Coronation Street Executive Producer Kieran Roberts today paid tribute to Peter. He said:
"Peter was not just a prolific and brilliant writer, he was also an invaluable source of great ideas and equally great wisdom in our story conferences.
Everyone who knew Peter will also remember the lovely man behind the great writing talent."
Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with Peter's children and his wife Jan at this time.