Coronation Street legend Roy Hudd has died

Comedian and actor Roy Hudd has died at the age of 83.

The TV legend was famous for his Coronation Street role as undertaker Archie Shuttleworth, but that was just one of a string of roles over an illustrious five-decade career.

A statement from his agent said: "We are sad to announce the passing of the much-loved and amazingly talented Roy Hudd OBE.

"After a short illness, Roy passed away peacefully on the afternoon of Sunday the 15th of March, with his wife Debbie at his side.

"The family would ask you to respect their privacy at this very sad time."

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