Mark Eden dead at 92: Coronation Street icon passes away peacefully in hospital after Alzheimer’s battle
Mark Eden has died at the age of 92.
The Coronation Street icon passed away peacefully in hospital after Alzheimer’s battle, his agent confirmed on Friday.
The actor – who was best known for playing Alan Bradley in Corrie – leaves behind his wife Sue Nicholls, 77, who plays Audrey Roberts in the ITV soap.
Sad news: Coronation Street icon Mark Eden has died at the age of 92, leaving behind his wife Sue Nicholls, 77, who plays Audrey Roberts in the ITV soap (pictured together in 2009)
A statement from his agent to the PA news agency said: ‘We are very sad to announce the death of actor Mark Eden.
‘He died peacefully, in hospital, earlier today, 1st Jan 2021. Mark had been living with Alzheimer’s disease for some time, and was hospitalised in November.
‘Mark, 92, had a long career spanning more than 50 years, including eight years in Coronation Street as character Alan Bradley.
‘He is survived by his wife Sue, his daughter Polly, his stepson Paul and grand-daughter Emma. We ask that their privacy be respected at this very difficult time.’