Anne Kirkbride, who plays Deirdre Barlow, tweeted:
The rainbow must have been for him. RIP Geoff. Really sad xx
Charlie Condou, who plays Marcus Dent in the soap tweeted:
The wonderful Geoffrey Hughes (Eddie Yates) has lost his battle with cancer. RIP and thanks for all the laughs x
Gavin and Stacey star Mathew Horne also paid tribute to Hughes, tweeting:
Sad to hear of Geoffrey Hughes passing. Onslow was the original LAD.
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A notably mild night, feeling close and stuffy.