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Duggie Brown was known for his roles in Coronation Street and Last of the Summer Wine
Actor Duggie Brown, who starred in Coronation Street and Last of the Summer Wine, has died at the age of 82.
Mr Brown, who was born in Rotherham, first found fame in Ken Loach's 1969 film Kes, based on Barry Hines' novel.
His manager Lee Morgan said Mr Brown died on Tuesday morning with his wife, Jackie, by his side.
He was known for playing Ted Spear in Coronation Street and also appeared in programmes The Comedians and The Wheeltappers And Shunters Social Club.
Mr Morgan tweeted: "What an honour it was to work with Duggie. A born entertainer who loved his profession. RIP Duggie Brown. We love & salute you."
Really sad to hear about the passing of Duggie Brown, Rest in peace pal, what a funny funny man- thinking of all your friends and family ❤️— Tommy Cannon (@TheTommyCannon) August 16, 2022
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He was the brother of Coronation Street actress Lynne Perrie, who shot to fame playing Ivy Tilsley for 15 years and who died in 2006.
Mr Brown was inducted into the Grand Order of Water Rats charitable organisation and in 2020 took on the title King Rat. .
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