Coronation Street Actors Who Died in Real Life

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The purpose of this post is to list out all the great actors from coronation street who died in real life. Coronation Street is a British Soap Opera that first aired on 9th December 1960. That’s 60 years ago. The Coronation Street was created by Granda Television that centers around Coronation Street of Weatherfield. It’s a fictional street of the show that was built in 1902. The show itself is very old, so many actors that originally played on the show have either gotten really old or passed away. Here we are going to talk about some of the Coronation Street actors who have died in real life.

Arthur Leslie

Talking about the coronation street actors who died in real life Arther Leslie Scottorn Broughton, commonly recognized as Arthur Leslie was born on 8th December 1899. He was born in Newark-on Trent, Nottinghamshire, England. Leslie is known for his character as Jack Walker, genial Landlord of Rovers Return Inn on Coronation Street. Jack appeared on the show from the second episode on 14 December 1960. Jack ran the pub with his wife Annie. Arthur had his final appearance on 24 June 1970.
On 30 June 1970, Arthur Leslie Scotton Broughton passed away due to a sudden heart attack while on holiday in Wales.

Patricia Cutts

Patricia Cutts was born on 20th July 1926 in London, England, Ul. She was the daughter of the writer/Director Graham Cutts. Cutts was in the 1972 British television series Spyder’s Web where she played as a defendant Sylvia Oxman. She also played on several other shows. She later accepted her role in Coronation Street in 1974 which would have been her most high profile role. Unfortunately, after only two episodes Cutts was found dead at age 48 in her flat in London. The cause of death was said to be suicide by barbiturate poisoning. Her role was replaced by Maggie Jones until 2009 when she passed away as well.

Graham Haberfield

Graham Haberfield was born on 17th November 1941 in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England. He joined the cast of Coronation Street as Jerry Booth at the age of 20. He appeared in the show on between 1962-1941, 1965,1968, and 1971-1975. This allowed him to work on other projects such as No Hiding Place, Strange Reports. However, he is best remembered as Jerry Booth of Coronation Street. He passed away on 17th October 1975 at the age of 33 from heart failure. Two more episodes that were already filmed was broadcasted after his death. The creators offered to cut out his scenes, but his wife insisted to be shown as a tribute to her late husband.

Peter Dudley

Peter Dudley was born on 21st June 1935 in Manchester, England. He played some minor role in various shows before landing in Coronation Street as Bert Tikskey as a regular actor. In the series, he played as Bert, husband of Ivy Tinsley. They had a son Brian Tinsley.
Peter was openly gay. He was seen exposing himself to another man in a public toilet and got arrested for this incident and was fined. He was arrested and charged for the second time for an alleged similar offense. This time he denied and choose for trial. He was written out of the show in 1983. The strain deteriorated his health. He suffered two heart attacks and a further stroke. He passed away on 20th October 1983.

Jack Howarth

Jack Aubrey Conway Howarth, better known as Jack Howarth was born on 19th February 1896 in Rochdale, Lancashire, England. He ran a small cinema after the first world war. He made his Coronation Street debut in the first episode in 1960. His role was Albert Tatlock who was grumpy but likable war veteran on the show Coronation Street. Since then he appeared in over 1700 episodes. His final appearance was on 25th January 1984. Howarth passed on 31st March 1984 at the age of 88 due to kidney failure and pneumonia.

Bernard Youens

Bernard Youens was born on 28th December 1914 in Hove, Sussex, England. She started his acting career at the age of 16. He spent much of his me honing his skills. His acting career was interrupted when World War II broke out during which he served in North Africa and Anzio. He injured his right leg.
Bernard played the role of Stan Ogden in Coronation Street from 1964 until his death in 1984. Youens suffered a heart attack followed by a strike in 30th October 1975 which left him with speech difficulty. His final appearance was on 7th March 1984
Youens died on the afternoon of 27 August 1984 after suffering a heart attack

Betty Driver

Elizabeth Mary Driver, well known as, Betty Driver was born on 20th May 1920 Leicester, England. She started performing professionally at the age of 8. Driver is known for her role as Betty Williams (previously Betty Turpin) in Coronation Street. She played the role for amazingly 42 years from 1969 to 2011 appearing in more than 2800 episodes.
In August 2008, it was announced that Driver was one of several Coronation Street stars facing large salary cuts. There was a rumor that she was going to retire which Driver denied. She said that she would die of boredom if she did that.
Betty Driver was awarded Lifetime Achievement Award at British Soap awards.
On May 11 Betty Driver was rushed to the hospital who was suffering from pneumonia. She passed away at the age of 91.

Anne Kirkbride

Anne Kirkbride was born on 21st June 1954 in Oldham, Lancashire, England. She got her role in Coronation Street after she was noticed by casting directors when she was acting in a Jack Rosenthal Play. She played a small part of Deirdre Hunt in Coronation Street. The character later grew and consequently, she had more appearances in 1973.
Anne signed a contract with the show in 1974. Her character, Deidre Barlow became famous.
On 29th September 2014, she announced to take 3 months break from the show. The show explained her absence as staying with a friend until July 2015. Her character was then killed off on her 60th Birthday. She died on 19th January 2015 at the age of 60. She received the Outstanding Achievement Award which was accepted by her husband.

Here we have listed the coronation street actors who died in real life. Which actor did you like the most?

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