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Date Posted: Wednesday, December 05, 07:03:45am

Coronation Street star Peter Armitage dies aged 78 and cast members lead tributes

Coronation Street actor Peter Armitage has died at the age of 78, his former co-star Charles Lawson has confirmed. Peter is known for playing Kevin’s dad Bill Webster, who notably had relationships with Audrey Roberts and Aunty Pam. The character was a builder in the show and was at the centre of some dramatic and comedy led storylines before leaving the show following a final appearance in 2011. Four years ago, Peter revealed that he had beaten bowel cancer but Charles, who plays Jim McDonald on and off in the soap, announced the passing of his good friend on Twitter, which led to tributes from the likes of Simon Gregson and Jane Danson.

A Coronation Street spokesperson told Metro.co.uk: ‘Peter was a much respected and much loved member of the Coronation Street family. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this sad time.’

Peter made his first appearance as Bill in 1984 and had further stints through the 90s and 2000s, all lasting several years. His final storylines in 2011 saw him announce plans to marry Pam but an argument with Kevin led to a heart attack, leading to Pam banning Kevin from the wedding. Bill was last seen as an attendee at Sophie’s wedding to Sian Powers. Kevin went to stay with Bill in 2013 when he suffered another heart attack. It was not confirmed if Pam and Bill got married.

Read more: https://metro.co.uk/2018/12/05/coronation-street-star-peter-armitage-dies-aged-78-cast-members-lead-tributes-8210611/?ito=cbshare

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