Johnny Briggs latest tributes – Coronation Street legend dies aged 85 at his home


CORONATION Street legend Johnny Briggs has died aged 85.

The actor played the role of lothario Mike Baldwin for 30 years and is best remembered for his famous bust up with Ken Barlow, played by Bill Roache, after he had an affair with his wife Deirdre, played by the late Anne Kirkbride.

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.”

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