Farewell Bill Tarmey

Some terribly sad news from the U.K. this morning. Bill Tarmey, who played Jack Duckworth for three decades has passed away at age 71.

The character Jack Duckworth died two years ago in a moving scene in which the ghost of his late wife Vera came to spirit him away to the afterlife.

Here are some of the reactions of his castmates:

And, of course, the always delightful Fat Brenda:


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5 Responses to Farewell Bill Tarmey

  1. S. Poole says:

    Loved his character. Oh aye, Bill, you were a real pro and will be missed.

  2. Wild Rover says:

    Very sad news. Jack was one of my favourite characters on the Street and Bill Tarmey seemed a lovely man.

  3. Wild Rover says:

    A picture of Bill and his mum.

  4. corrierules says:

    Very sad news. I wish he could have enjoyed his retirement more, but in a funny way I am glad it happened in Tenerife. Hope he went while having a good time, soaking up the sun, a glass of ale in his hand, surrounded by the people he loved most. Here are some tributes from co-stars. Nigel Pivaro’s (rTerry)is lovely. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-20271545

  5. Gayle says:

    Jack was my all time favourite character. May he rest in peace.

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