Coronation Street star Johnny Briggs dies aged 85

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Actor Johnny Briggs, who played Mike Baldwin in Coronation Street for 30 years, has died aged 85.

In a statement his family said he had died peacefully after “a long illness, with family by his side”.

They asked for privacy to grieve and “remember the wonderful times we had with him”.

The actor was made an MBE in the New Year’s Honours in 2006, the year after his character was killed off from the ITV soap.

BBC News – Entertainment & Arts

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