Emmerdale spoilers LIVE – Tributes flood in as iconic Dales star dies; plus Coronation Street & Emmerdale spoilers


TRIBUTES have flooded in after an iconic Emmerdale actor dies at the age of 79.

The legendary actor, Andy Devine, who was best known for playing Shadrach Dingle in the ITV soap, passed away in January although the tragic news has only just emerged.

Public records confirm he died on January 27, with the cause of his death not yet publicly confirmed.

Andy, born Peter Devine, played Shadrach on and off between 2000 and 2010, when he made his final Emmerdale appearance.

His stellar career saw him serve in the Royal Navy in the 1960s, later becoming a classical actor before going into soaps.

Devine’s roles included playing a Draconian Guard in several episodes of the Doctor Who story Frontier in Space, as well as Bernard in Channel 4’s Queer As Folk.

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