Coronation Street Actor Roy Barraclough Dies @ 81
Former Coronation Street actor Roy Barraclough died today aged 81 after a short illness, his agent said. A spokesman for the Lancashire-born actor said he died today following a short illness.
A star on the stage and screen, Barraclough was best known for his role as Alec Gilroy in the ITV soap. He played Alex for 22 years in total, eventually leaving in 1998.
Gavin Barker Associates said in a statement: "Our client Roy Barraclough has passed away today aged 81 after a short illness."
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