Corrie actor Mark Eden dies after Alzheimer's battle

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Coronation Street actor Mark Eden has died at the age of 92, his agent has confirmed.

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The actor, who played Alan Bradley on Coronation Street, died following a long battle with Alzheimer’s.

Mark, who starred on the soap in the eighties passed away in the early hours of this morning, The Sun reported.

Mark had been living with Alzheimer’s disease for a long time and was reportedly admitted to hospital in November.

In addition to his role as Alan Bradley on the soap, he also appeared on the BBC’s Doctor Who, playing character Marco Polo.

Corrie actor Mark Eden dies after Alzheimer's battle
Mark Eden was married to Sue Nicholls

He also starred as Boucher in an episode of detective series, Poirot.

As well as showing off his acting capabilities, he also utilised his writing skills when he worked with the Beach Boys and penned a musical about them.

Eden’s agent said in a statement: “We are very sad to announce the death of actor Mark Eden.

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Mark Eden has passed away at the age of 92
Mark Eden has passed away at the age of 92

“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.

Rita Fairclough (Barbara Knox) and Alan Bradley (Mark Eden)
Rita Fairclough (Barbara Knox) and Alan Bradley (Mark Eden) in Coronation Street

“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.”

Eden was born in London in 1928 and discovered his love for acting after being introduced to Shakespeare by a teacher.

He has been married to fellow Corrie star Sue Nicholls, who plays Audrey Roberts on the show, since 1993.

Originally published here Daily Star – TV

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