There was some sad news announced earlier today as former Coronation Street actor Roy Barraclough, has died at the age of 81.
Barraclough who is best known as the former Rovers Return landlord Alec Gilroy and Bet Lynch’s (Julie Goodyear) on screen husband.
The news of Barraclough’s passing was confirmed by his agent who said the actor died after a brief battle with an illness.
Leading the tributes former Corrie actress Goodyear, said she was “devastated” by the loss of her “dearest friend”.
The former Corrie legend also said: “I have no words to describe how devastated I feel.” “We kept in close touch and spoke to each other at least two or three times every week.”
“I will treasure all the happy times we had working and laughing together. We were just like a married couple, crazy, I know, but true.
“Rest in peace Roy. I will always love you.”