Helen Worth: Geoff was a very dear friend for many years

Helen Worth, who plays Gail McIntyre in Coronation Street, said:

Geoff was a very dear friend for many years, and I'm very sad to hear the news of his passing. He was a master of gentle comedy and brought pleasure to so many people. He will be sadly missed.

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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.