Brother of Brookside actor dies after cycling accident

The former Brookside actor Dean Sullivan, known for his role as Jimmy Corkhill in the soap, says his family are heartbroken after his brother died following a bicycle accident.

Barry Sullivan, 61, died on August 1 - weeks after he was believed to have been hit by a white van while cycling on Vale Road in Woolton in June.

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Brookside actor speaks of heartbreak after brother's death

The former Brookside actor Dean Sullivan, known for his role as Jimmy Corkhill in the soap, says his family are heartbroken after his brother died following a bicycle accident.

Barry Sullivan, 61, died on August 1, weeks after police think he was hit by a white van while cycling in Woolton in June.

Dean Sullivan's brother Barry died weeks after being knocked form his bike Credit: ITV Granada

Dean told the Liverpool Echo: "He was a lovely man. He kept himself to himself but we had his burial service on Friday and it was packed with people.

"All his friends were there and everyone who knew him. He was so well thought of.

"Barry loved gardening and he used to come to Wallasey to do my garden.

"For his funeral I picked a rose he had grown in my garden to wear."

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