• TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS - LEARNING TO FLY

    Now Playing

    LEARNING TO FLY - TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS

  • BLONDIE - THE TIDE IS HIGH

    Previously Played

    THE TIDE IS HIGH - BLONDIE

  • STEVE MILLER BAND - ROCK N ME

    Previously Played

    ROCK N ME - STEVE MILLER BAND

  • BERLIN - TAKE MY BREATH AWAY

    Previously Played

    TAKE MY BREATH AWAY - BERLIN

  • HOT CHOCOLATE - Everyone's A Winner

    Previously Played

    Everyone's A Winner - HOT CHOCOLATE

  • JENNIFER PAIGE - CRUSH

    Previously Played

    CRUSH - JENNIFER PAIGE

  • MARVIN GAYE - WHAT'S GOING ON

    Previously Played

    WHAT'S GOING ON - MARVIN GAYE

  • MADONNA - INTO THE GROOVE

    Previously Played

    INTO THE GROOVE - MADONNA

  • David Bowie - GOLDEN YEARS

    Previously Played

    GOLDEN YEARS - David Bowie

  • CHER - IF I COULD TURN BACK TIME

    Previously Played

    IF I COULD TURN BACK TIME - CHER

  • JAMES TAYLOR - YOU'VE GOT A FRIEND

    Previously Played

    YOU'VE GOT A FRIEND - JAMES TAYLOR

  • SPLIT ENZ - SIX MONTHS IN A LEAKY BOAT

    Previously Played

    SIX MONTHS IN A LEAKY BOAT - SPLIT ENZ

  • UB40/CHRISSIE HYNDE - I GOT YOU BABE

    Previously Played

    I GOT YOU BABE - UB40/CHRISSIE HYNDE

  • FOUR SEASONS - WHO LOVES YOU

    Previously Played

    WHO LOVES YOU - FOUR SEASONS

  • PHIL COLLINS - SUSSUDIO

    Previously Played

    SUSSUDIO - PHIL COLLINS

  • Earth, Wind & Fire - Boogie Wonderland

    Previously Played

    Boogie Wonderland - Earth, Wind & Fire

  • CLIFF RICHARD - CARRIE

    Previously Played

    CARRIE - CLIFF RICHARD

  • THE HOLLIES - MAGIC WOMAN TOUCH

    Previously Played

    MAGIC WOMAN TOUCH - THE HOLLIES

  • FLEETWOOD MAC - TUSK

    Previously Played

    TUSK - FLEETWOOD MAC

  • GEORGE MICHAEL/QUEEN - SOMEBODY TO LOVE

    Previously Played

    SOMEBODY TO LOVE - GEORGE MICHAEL/QUEEN

  • ELTON JOHN - YOUR SONG

    Previously Played

    YOUR SONG - ELTON JOHN

Coro St stars dies

Section
News,
Publish Date
Thursday, 6 December 2018, 8:25AM
Photo / ITV
Photo / ITV

Former Coronation Street star Peter Armitage who played Bill Webster has tragically passed away at just 78.

There has been no cause of death released, Peter had been battling bowel cancer but had announced that he was in remission four years ago.

Photo / ITV

Peter's death was announced on Twitter by a former co-star of his, Charlie Lawson, who plays Jim McDonald.

"It's with great sadness, that I've to tell you my great old friend Pete Armitage has died. RIP mate," he said.

Numerous other Coronation Street stars took to Twitter to pay their respects to the former star including Simon Gregson and Jane Danson.

"Peter was a much respected and much loved member of the Coronation Street family," a spokesperson from ITV told the BBC. "Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this sad time."

READ MORE: 

Peter first appeared in the drama back in 1984 for six months before returning as the same character from 1995 to 1997 and 2006 to 2011.

Rest Easy Peter.

 

Listen Live Here Listen Live on iHeartRadio