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    BBC News - Coronation Street actor Geoffrey Hughes dies aged 68

    Coronation Street actor Geoffrey Hughes dies aged 68

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



    The actor, who was known to millions as Coronation Street binman Eddie Yates in the 1970s and 1980s, died "peacefully in his sleep" on Friday night.

    It followed a "long courageous battle" with prostate cancer, his family said.

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

    He had thought he had beaten prostate cancer in 2009, but was told it had returned after collapsing at home in 2010.

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

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

    A Coronation Street spokeswoman said: "We are very sad to hear of the death of Geoffrey Hughes.

    "He created a legendary and iconic character in Eddie Yates who will always be part of Coronation Street.

    Everyone connected with the programme send our sincerest condolences to his family."

    Coronation Street star William Roache, who plays Ken Barlow, said: "I am so sorry to hear about Geoffrey. He was a warm, lovable actor, with great comedy timing.

    "He will be greatly missed, one of the Street's memorable characters."
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    Aw I loved him as Onslow. RIP.

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    Aw I loved him as Onslow. RIP.
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    Onslow- me too. Glad that he died peacefully in his sleep. RIP Onslow.
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    Oh,no!! I loved that man! He was such a hoot. RIP.
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    I loved him as Onslow, too. RIP
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    Ditto to all of the above. I loved Keeping Up Appearances, and he was one of the best things in it. RIP.
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    He was hysterical as Onslow...RIP.
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    RIP. 68 is too young to die.
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    I also loved him as Onslow. RIP
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    I liked him in everything I saw him in. Onslow was my favorite, always so calm no matter what was going on. RIP

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    Aw! I adored him as Onslow! 68 is way too young. RIP.

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    :-( I loved him on Keeping Up Appearances.

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