Duggie Brown dead aged 82 – Coronation Street actor and comedian passes away


CORONATION Street actor and comedian Duggie Brown has died at the age of 82.

The legendary actor stepped into the role of Ted Spear in the ITV soap earlier this year after a long career in comedy.

Duggie Brown has died, it was announced today

Tommy Cannon, one half of iconic duo Cannon and Ball, is among those to pay tribute.

He said: “Really sad to hear about the passing of Duggie Brown.

“Rest in peace pal, what a funny, funny man – thinking of all your friends and family.”

Before he was cast as Ted in Corrie, Duggie appeared on the soap in the late 90s as George Freeman, the owner of The Hour Glass Bar.

In 2004, he was given the role of Bernie Cooper, the husband of Rita’s friend Rula Romanoff.

Away from the series, he had a hugely successful career as a comedian and actor.

He’s perhaps best known for his work in The Comedians.

However, he’s also acted on stage and in films.

One of his earliest roles was in Ken Loach film Kes. He was cast as a milkman for the movie.

Between 2015 and 2016, he played Dog Man in BBC One’s Still Open All Hours.


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