‘Coronation Street’ actor Geoffrey Hughes (Eddie Yeats) has died he was sixty eight years old. The English star passed away on July 27, 2012, after a battle with prostate cancer, this according to Britain’s Daily Mirror newspaper.
Hughes’ fellow celebrities paid tribute to the actor on Saturday (28Jul12), with Royle Family star Ricky Tomlinson saying,
“Geoff wasn’t just an actor. He was my mate. I used to call him every few weeks but hadn’t spoken to him in about a fortnight. It’s such a loss.”
William Roache, who appeared alongside Hughes in British soap Coronation Street, adds,
“I am so sorry to hear about Geoffrey. He was a warm loveable actor with great comedy timing. He will be greatly missed. He was one of the Street‘s memorable characters.”
He had also been credited for his other roles in the UK dramas Heartbeat, The Royale Family and Keeping Up Appearances.