Today, Coronation Street stars came together with Bill Tarmey's friends and family to pay tribute.
He played the role of Jack Duckworth for more than 30 years.
Stars of Coronation Street have gathered to pay their respects to Manchester-born actor Bill Tarmey, who played the soap's Jack Duckworth.Read the full story ›
Friends, family and fans have paid their respects to Coronation Street actor Bill Tarmey.
Bill played the much-loved character Jack Duckworth in the soap for 31 years.
He died in Tenerife, aged 71. His funeral took place in his home town of Ashton-Under-Lyne.
The video above is a report on the service by Adam McClean.
Samia Ghadie who plays Maria in Coronation Street, pays tribute to Bil Tarmey on behalf of the cast.
Coronation Street stars and fans will bid farewell to actor Bill Tarmey at his funeral today. Tarmey played Jack Duckworth on the soap for three decades.
Former Corrie actor Nigel Pivaro, who played Terry Duckworth, will speak at bill Tarmey's funeral.
Samia Ghadie, who plays Maria, will also give an address.
Bill's family have asked for any donations made in his name to go to the charity Brain Tumour Research. He quit the soap in 2010 to spend more time with his son, who was diagnosed with an incurable brain tumour.
Coronation Street actor Bill Tarmey will be laid to rest today.
His funeral is taking place at the Albion United Reform Church, Ashton-under-Lyne, at 1pm.
Bill, who played hen-pecked husband Jack Duckworth, died while on holiday in Tenerife. He was 71.