Coronation Street actor Mark Eden has died, aged 92.
The star – who played Alan Bradley in the ITV soap – died peacefully on New Year’s Day.
While his cause of death has not been confirmed, he was suffering with Alzheimer’s disease for ‘some time’.
His agent confirmed the sad news in a statement shared with PA, which read: ‘We are very sad to announce the death of actor Mark Eden.
‘He died peacefully, in hospital, earlier today, 1st Jan 2021. Mark had been living with Alzheimer’s disease for some time, and was hospitalised in November.
‘Mark, 92, had a long career spanning more than 50 years, including eight years in Coronation Street as character Alan Bradley.
‘He is survived by his wife Sue, his daughter Polly, his stepson Saul and grand-daughter Emma. We ask that their privacy be respected at this very difficult time.’
Mark’s showbiz career started in 1958, when he had a minor role in Quatermass and the Pit, before going on the star TV series The Avengers, Doctor Who and Doctors.
He also made an impression on the big screen, with credits including Doctor Zhivago, Heaven’s Above and Richard’s Things.
His most notable role came in ITV soap Coronation Street, making his first appearance on the cobbles in 1981.
Mark left the show eight years later, after filming more than 200 episodes.
During his time filming the serial drama, he became close to co-star Sue Nicholls, who played Audrey Roberts – with the pair tying the knot in 1993.
Mark is survived by Sue, and children Polly and Saul.
Source: Read Full Article