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Colleagues have been paying tribute to the actor Geoffrey Hughes who's died aged 68.
The star with his distinctive scouse accent became a household name, appearing in televison classics such as Heartbeat and the Royle Family.
But as, Rob Jaskowski reports, he's probably best known for his character Eddie Yates in Coronation Street:-
The former Coronation Street and Royle Family star Geoffrey Hughes lost his battle against cancer last night.
The Wallasey-born actor, who played binman Eddie Yates, had received radiotherapy in August 2010 after collapsing at his home on the Isle of Wight.
The actor Geoffrey Hughes who played Eddie Yeats in Coronation Street has lost his fight with cancer, his friend and colleague Ricky Tomlinson has confirmed to ITV Granada.
Yeats was also known for his roles in the Royle Family and Keeping Up Appearances.
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Coronation Street actor Geoffrey Hughes has lost his fight with cancer