In this interview from November 2010, Bill Tarmey spoke about filming his last scenes as Jack Duckwork on Coronation Street.
He described it as "very emotional" but said "I'd rather go out with a bang than a whimper."
A look back at Bill Tarmey's life before and after he walked down the famous pebbles of Coronation Street.
Fellow Coronation Street actors have remembered Bill Tarmey as a caring father figure both on and off screen.
Former Coronation Street star Bill Tarmey, who played Jack Duckworth in the soap, died this morning in Tenerife aged 71, his family said.