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Corrie actor Hughes dies aged 68

Geoffrey Hughes as Onslow in Keeping Up AppearancesHughes featured in Keeping adult Appearances for 5 years

Coronation Street and Keeping adult Appearances actor Geoffrey Hughes has died aged 68, his representative has said.

The actor, who was famous to millions as Coronation Street binman Eddie Yates in a 1970s and 1980s, died “peacefully in his sleep” on Friday night.

It followed a “long bold battle” with prostate cancer, his family said.

Hughes, who lived on a Isle of Wight, was also famous for his roles as Twiggy in TV comedy The Royle Family and Onslow in Keeping Up Appearances.

He had suspicion he had beaten prostate cancer in 2009, though was told it had returned after collapsing during home in 2010.

Hughes initial seemed in 1960s shows such as Z-Cars and The Likely Lads. He was a voice of Paul McCartney in a Beatles film The Yellow Submarine.

Other roles enclosed Vernon in Heartbeat and Uncle Keith in teen play Skins, guest-starring in episodes of Doctor Who, Casualty, Boon and The Upper Hand.

A Coronation Street mouthpiece said: “We are really unhappy to hear of a genocide of Geoffrey Hughes.

“He combined a mythological and iconic impression in Eddie Yates who will always be partial of Coronation Street.

Everyone connected with a programme send a sincerest condolences to his family.”

Coronation Street star William Roache, who plays Ken Barlow, said: “I am so contemptible to hear about Geoffrey. He was a warm, friendly actor, with good comedy timing.

“He will be severely missed, one of a Street’s noted characters.”

Sally Lindsay, who played barmaid Shelley Unwin in Corrie, wrote on Twitter that her initial TV pursuit was personification Twiggy’s partner in The Royle Family, “and he was so kind RIP poetic male x”.

Hughes was allocated Deputy Lord Lieutenant for a Isle of Wight in 2009, providing a central couple between a island and kingship during grave events.

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