Johnny Briggs is dead at 85: Coronation Street star who played Mike Baldwin for 30 years dies


Soap legend Johnny Briggs is dead at 85: Coronation Street star who played Mike Baldwin for 30 years dies at home

Coronation Street star Johnny Briggs who played Mike Baldwin for 30 years on the soap has died aged 85. 

The soap legend passed away at his home this morning after a long illness, his family said. 

Briggs split his time between a home in Portishead, North Somerset, UK, and a house in Florida. 

A family statement said: ‘It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our father, Johnny Briggs.

‘He passed away peacefully this morning after a long illness, with family by his side. He was 85. We politely ask for privacy at this time, so that we can quietly grieve as a family and remember the wonderful times we had with him. Thank you.’

Johnny Briggs, after collecting an MBE in 2007. The actor who played Mike Baldwin in Coronation Street, died on Sunday aged 85 after a long illness, his family said

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