Corrie star Neville Buswell who played womaniser Ray Langton dies at 76
- Neville Buswell was born in Chapel-en-le-Frith, Derbyshire in January 1943
- He joined the cast of Coronation Steet in 1966 and was a womaniser
- Best known for his role as Deirdre Barlow’s love interest on the show in 1975
Former Coronation Street star Neville Buswell, who played womaniser Ray Langton, has died aged 77.
He died on Christmas Day in his adopted hometown of Las Vegas. Undertakers in the area published an obituary which is believed to have included a touching tribute.
Born in Chapel-en-le-Frith, Derbyshire in 1943, he joined the cast of the famous cobbles in 1966.
He left the show later that year before returning in 1968. For the next ten years he was a firm cast member on the show.
His character Ray famously married Deirdre Barlow before abandoning her and moving to Amsterdam (picture above shows the characters on the show in 1975)
Neville was best known for playing the love interest of Deidre Barlow.
He married her before abandoning her with a young baby, moving himself to Amsterdam.
He was penned out of the soap in 1978 and his character was diagnosed with cancer when Deidre married Ken Barlow.
After the soap he moved to the US where he worked as a croupier and is not thought to have returned to the UK often.
But in 2005 he made another appearance on the cobbles, this time for a six-week run.
A decade after he left the show he was caught up in a child sex probe and was accused of sexually assaulted a teenage girl in his dressing room in the 1960s.
At the time Lancashire police requested he return to the UK to be interviewed, but he refused.