'He had a long and varied career of which he was immensely proud.'
The actor played Eddie Dawson in the ITV comedy.
It's suffered big name exits and declining ratings in recent years.
He was struck down with a mystery illness while filming last year.
Former soap legends, hair-raising reality stars and a lorra lorra laughs from our Cilla.
'There were complications at the hospital and I ended up in intensive care.'