Emmerdale spoilers – Shock as Dales star’s real-life cause of death revealed; plus EastEnders & Coronation Street news


EMMERDALE actor Andy Devine died of “hospital-acquired pneumonia” after an accidental fall, a coroner has ruled.

The 79-year-old actor played Shadrach Dingle for ten years on Emmerdale until 2010.

But his death on January 27 was only revealed on Monday,l with the cause of death only revealed on Wednesday morning.

A statement from Sefton Senior Coroner Julie Goulding on Tuesday said the TV actor appeared to have “lost his balance resulting in a fall” and died at Southport Hospital, Merseyside.

She added: “He was unable to get up until his carers arrived to assist him about an hour later.”

His condition deteriorated from there “culminating in his death”, and Ms Goulding concluded that it was an “accident”.

Ex-Emmerdale actor Liam O’Brien, who played Ethan Blake, reacted, saying: “Heartbroken.”

Andy, born Peter, also starred in Queer As Folk and Doctor Who. He left the ITV soap over ten years before leaving in 2010.

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