Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Grief at Death of Star's Dad

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Grief at Death of Star's Dad

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TRIBUTES have been paid to dedicated mental health campaigner Tom McAlpine, the father of Coronation Street star Jennie McAlpine.

Mr McAlpine passed away on Thursday at home, according to the charity he founded.

Tom, whose daughter Jennie plays Fiz in Coronation Street, was chair of Manchester mental health charity Moodswings.

In a post shared on Facebook, representatives from Moodswings said they would be continuing the 'great work and cause that [Tom] was so passionate about'. The post said: "We are sad to inform you that our beloved chair, Tom McAlpine OBE, passed away peacefully at home yesterday."

"It is a great shock and to all who knew him a great loss. Our thoughts are with his family at this time.

"We will be continuing the great work and cause that he was so passionate about and recognised for. …

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