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: