Coronation Street star Roy Barraclough dies at 81

Former Coronation Street star Roy Barraclough has died at the age of 81.

Thursday, 1st June 2017, 12:01 pm
Updated Sunday, 4th June 2017, 8:50 pm
Coronation Street barmaid Bet Lynch (actress Julie Goodyear) getting a kiss from television groom Alec Gilroy (actor Roy Barraclough)

A spokesman for the Lancashire-born actor said he died on Thursday following a short illness.

A star on the stage and screen, Barraclough was best known for his role as Alec Gilroy in the ITV soap.

Roy Barraclough with his MBE

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Former Coronation Street actor Roy Barraclough
Roy Barraclough with his MBE
Former Coronation Street actor Roy Barraclough