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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.

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Tributes pour in for actor Geoffrey Hughes

The Royal Family actor Ricky Tomlinson paid tribute to his friend, Geoffrey Huges. He said:

Geoff wasn't just an actor. He was my mate. I used to call him every few weeks but hadn't spoken to him in about a fortnight. It's such a loss.

A Coronation Street spokesperson added:

We are very sad to hear of the death of Geoffrey Hughes. He created a legendary and iconic character in Eddie Yates who will always be part of Coronation Street. Everyone connected with the programme sends our sincerest condolences to his family and friends.

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