Corrie star Bill Tarmey dies

Former Coronation Street actor Bill Tarmey has died aged 71 in Tenerife. He played Jack Duckworth on the ITV1 soap for 31 years. The show says the cast and crew are "devastated."

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Bill Tarmey 'worked tirelessly' to raise awareness of brain tumours

Bill Tarmey and his family "worked tirelessly" to raise awareness of brain tumours, according to the charity Brain Tumour Research.

Bill's son Carl was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2009 - a key reason behind his decision to retire from Coronation Street the following year.

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