RIP Jack Duckworth

Actor Bill Tarmey, who played Jack Duckworth in ITV soap Coronation Street, died today, Friday 9th November.

Tarmey, 71, left the soap in 2010, after more than 30 years on the show.

His family, who confirmed to ITV that he died in Tenerife this morning, have asked for “privacy as they grieve for a wonderful husband, father and brother”.

A statement from Coronation Street said the cast, crew and production team were “devastated” to learn of his death.

Bill Tarmey left Coronation Street to care for his son Carl, who was battling a life-threatening brain tumour.

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