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Coronation Street Actor Johnny Briggs Has Died Aged 85

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Coronation Street Actor Johnny Briggs Has Died Aged 85

Actor Johnny Briggs, who played Mike Baldwin in Coronation Street, has died aged 85.

His family said in a statement that he passed away peacefully following a long illness.

Johnny Briggs has died aged 85. Credit: PA
Johnny Briggs has died aged 85. Credit: PA

The statement read: "It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our father, Johnny Briggs.

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"He passed away peacefully this morning after a long illness, with family by his side. He was 85.

"We politely ask for privacy at this time, so that we can quietly grieve as a family and remember the wonderful times we had with him. Thank you."

The dad-of-six was best known for his role in Corrie, playing Baldwin for 30 years and appearing in 2,349 episodes.

He received a lifetime achievement award at the 2006 British Soap Awards and was awarded an MBE the following year.

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Tributes to Briggs are flooding in on social media:

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RIP Johnny.

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Topics: UK News, TV and Film, Celebrity

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