The actor who played landlord Alec Gilroy in Coronation Street has passed away at the age of 81.

Roy Barraclough was famous for his legendary antics with Les Dawson, typically when they portrayed Cissie and Ada, a pair of gossiping housewives, in their hilarious sketches during the 1970s.

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Roy Barraclough dead at 81

Roy was born in Preston in 1935 and began his career in entertainment on an Isle of Wight holiday camp.

He appeared in theatres, TV and finally after a few appearances in Britain’s most famous soap opera, he married Bet Lynch in the show and became landlord in the 80s.

He died following a short illness according to his agent.

Roy Barraclough dead at 81

Source : BBC

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