Coronation Street actor Peter Armitage has dieed at the age of 78. Peter was best known for playing Kevin Webster’s father, Bill, who was at the centre of several classic Corrie storylines before leaving the soap in 2011.
He first appeared on the famous cobbles in 1984 and also starred in programmes such as The Befrienders, Couples, Jack the Ripper and Hearts and Minds. Peter was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2013 and spoke a year later to the Daily Mirror about his diagnosis.
I first noticed a problem last May when I was down in Perpignan in France for my cousin’s 80th birthday party,” he said.
I noticed a little bleeding in a bowel movement, so when I got home about 10 days later I went to my doctor. They say smoking and bad diet could have links to bowel cancer, but I’m normally a fit and healthy sort of bloke.