Coronation Street star Ellie Leach has honoured her late co-star Duggie Brown who tragically died earlier in the week.

The actress who plays Faye Windass on the ITV soap opera shared her touching message shortly after the news of Duggie's death was confirmed by his agent.

Duggie, who was 82 years old at the time of his death appeared on Coronation Street earlier this year following a lengthy career in the comedy industry.

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Eagle-eyed fans noticed the actor and immediately recognised him from his role on The Comedians which aired in the 1970s.

His first scene on Coronation Street saw Faye Windass knock him over while the character was on a driving lesson.

Following his death, Ellie took to her Instagram page sharing a screengrab of the pair on screen.

Alongside her image, she wrote: "Rest in peace Duggie Brown. You brought so much laughter in the short time I got to work with you.

"It was such a pleasure and will be something I will remember forever! You will be sadly missed by many."

However, this wasn't the first time Duggie had made an appearance on Corrie, as he's made two previous cameos.

Back in the 1990s, he was cast as George Freeman, the owner of The Hour Glass Bar before making an appearance again in 2004 as Bernie Cooper, playing Rula Romanoff's husband.

Sharing the news of Duggie's death, his manager Lee Morgan tweeted: "It is with a heavy heart I share the news the very talented comedian and actor Duggie Brown passed away this morning with his wife Jackie by his side.

"What an honour it was to work with Duggie. A born entertainer who loved his profession. RIP Duggie Brown. We love and salute you."

Duggie also appeared alongside Martin Clunes in the 2002 thriller, A Is For Acid based on the serial killer, John George Haigh.

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Martin said: "Duggie was a lovely, funny man who made me laugh and laugh even when I was supposed to be concentrating on playing a mass murderer."

One half of Cannon and Ball, Tommy Cannon paid tribute saying: "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."

While Neil Hurst also penned: "Beyond sad to hear that my ol' pal Duggie Brown has passed away.

"One of my very first telly jobs was with Duggie back in 1997 and I was lucky to appear in so many shows with him since. Genuinely one of the nicest and funniest guys in the business."


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