Coronation Street stars have paid tribute to actor Mark Eden, who has died aged 92.
The actor died in hospital on New Year’s Day after a battle with Alzheimer’s.
His death was announced by his agent, who said in a statement: ‘We are very sad to announce the death of actor Mark Eden.
‘He died peacefully, in hospital, earlier today, 1st Jan 2021. Mark had been living with Alzheimer’s disease for some time, and was hospitalised in November.
‘Mark, 92, had a long career spanning more than 50 years, including eight years in Coronation Street as character Alan Bradley.
‘He is survived by his wife Sue, his daughter Polly, his stepson Paul and grand-daughter Emma. We ask that their privacy be respected at this very difficult time.’
Tributes have been paid to the actor on social media from those on and off camera.
Actress Sally Ann Matthews, who plays Alan’s daughter Jenny Bradley in Coronation Street, paid tribute on Instagram, writing: ‘I loved this man so much. Thank you for being the most wonderful TV Dad, teacher and friend. DLP always Xxx’
The official Twitter account for Coronation Street shared the message: ‘We are all hugely saddened to hear that Mark Eden passed away peacefully, in hospital, earlier today.
‘Our love and thoughts go out to Sue and their family and friends at this time.’
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