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Hundreds pay their respects at Bill Tarmey's funeral

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.

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Corrie stars arrive in Ashton-Under-Lyne for Bill Tarmey's funeral

Coronation Street actors arrive at Bill Tarmey's funeral in Ashton-Under-Lyne Credit: ITV News

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.

Samia Ghadie who plays Maria in Coronation Street, arrives for Bill Tarmey's funeral Credit: ITV News

Coronation Street colleagues to speak at Bill Tarmey's funeral

Bill Tarmey left The Street in 2010 Credit: ITV

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.

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