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Bill Tarmey: Tributes paid to 'gentle' Street star

Former Coronation Street star Vicky Entwistle has paid tribute to her one-time co-star, Bill Tarmey, who has died, aged 71.

Tarmey, who played Jack Duckworth, left the soap in 2010, after more than 30 years on the show.

Along with his own ill health, he left to help care for his son Carl, who was battling a life-threatening brain tumour.

Entwistle, who played Janice Battersby alongside Tarmey for 14 years, described him as a "generous" and "kind" man, who was "well-loved by everyone".