Coronation Street star dies aged 78

5th Dec 18 | Entertainment News

Coronation Street star Peter Armitage has sadly died at the age of 78, four years after beating bowel cancer. 

The popular actor played the role of retired builder, and Kevin Webster's dad, Bill Webster -but left the soap in 2011.

Charlie Lawson, who plays legendary Jim McDonald, took to Twitter to announce the news and said:

“It’s with great sadness, that I’ve to tell you my great old friend Pete Armitage has died. RIP mate.”