Actors pay tribute to Geoffrey Hughes as he loses battle with cancer

Anne Kirkbride, who plays Deirdre Barlow, tweeted:

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The rainbow must have been for him. RIP Geoff. Really sad xx

Charlie Condou, who plays Marcus Dent in the soap tweeted:

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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:

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Sad to hear of Geoffrey Hughes passing. Onslow was the original LAD.

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Actor Geoffrey Hughes dies

Coronation Street and Keeping up Appearances actor Geoffrey Hughes died last night at the age of 68 after a battle with prostate cancer.