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

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.


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.