Bill Tarmey, Jack Duckworth of Coronation Street, in pictures

1. Bill Tarmey, who played Jack Duckworth on Coronation Street for many years, died this morning. The 71-year-old left the soap in 2010 after more than 30 years.

Bill Tarmey, Jack Duckworth of Coronation Street, in pictures

2. Julie Goodyear, Elizabeth Dawn and William Tarmey in a scene from Coronation Street

Bill Tarmey, Jack Duckworth of Coronation Street, in pictures

3. 1980s: Bill Tarmey and Julie Goodyear

Bill Tarmey, Jack Duckworth of Coronation Street, in pictures

4. 1980s: Jack Duckworth (Bill Tarmey) and Dulcie Froggatt (Margi Campi).

Bill Tarmey, Jack Duckworth of Coronation Street, in pictures

5. 1980s: Bill Tarmey and Jean Alexander in a scene from the long-running soap

Bill Tarmey, Jack Duckworth of Coronation Street, in pictures

6. 1990: Boomer the dog teams up with the Duckworths for Christmas

Bill Tarmey, Jack Duckworth of Coronation Street, in pictures

7. 1992: Jack comforts Vera after Lisa moves to Blackpool with Tommy

Bill Tarmey, Jack Duckworth of Coronation Street, in pictures

8. 1993: Jack Duckworth (Bill Tarmey)

Bill Tarmey, Jack Duckworth of Coronation Street, in pictures

9. 1993: Jack and Vera in Blackpool

Bill Tarmey, Jack Duckworth of Coronation Street, in pictures

10. 1990s: Jack and Vera pucker up

Bill Tarmey, Jack Duckworth of Coronation Street, in pictures