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Coronation Street actor Johnny Briggs dies after long illness

Written by on 28/02/2021

Coronation Street actor Johnny Briggs, who played Mike Baldwin in the long-running soap, has died after a long illness his family has said.

In a statement, his family said: “It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our father, Johnny Briggs.

“He passed away peacefully this morning after a long illness, with family by his side. He was 85. We politely ask for privacy at this time, so that we can quietly grieve as a family and remember the wonderful times we had with him. Thank you.”

The long-running feud between characters Mike Baldwin and Ken Barlow was legendary
Image: The long-running feud between characters Mike Baldwin and Ken Barlow was legendary

Famous for his role as Mike Baldwin in the ITV favourite, his on-screen feud with character Ken Barlow was a long-running plot line.

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