Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

'RIP Lovely Man': Corrie Star Peter Dies at 78

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

'RIP Lovely Man': Corrie Star Peter Dies at 78

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CORONATION Street star Peter Armitage - who played Kevin Webster's dad Bill - has died at the age of 78.

The Yorkshire-born actor appeared on the soap several times, between the 1980s and 2011.

Tributes have flooded in from his co-stars.

Charlie Lawson, who plays Jim McDonald, took to Twitter to announce the death of the actor.

He wrote: "It's with great sadness, that I've to tell you my great old friend Pete Armitage has died. RIP mate."

Steve McDonald actor Simon Gregson responded: "I loved Pete - what a lovely man - very sad. RIP lovely man."

Samia Longchambon, who plays Maria Connor said: "So sorry to hear this, Charlie. Pete was such a lovely man. He'll be sadly missed."

Toyah Battersby actor Georgia Taylor added: "Aw, sad news, Charlie. …

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