Coronation Street star Andrew Hall has died at the age of 65.
The actor played the cross-dressing character Marc Selby in the ITV soap back in 2011. He was a love interest for Audrey Roberts, who approved of his alter-ego Marcia.
The Evening Standard reports that Hall passed away on Monday (May 20) following a short illness.
The publication quotes his son Josh as saying: "Andrew began his acting career playing the character of Russell in the BBC series Butterflies.
"He then worked extensively as an actor on both stage and screen, including a period at the RSC and a run as Bill in the West End production of Mamma Mia!
"Later he worked as a director and producer, enjoying successes with productions including Edward Albee's Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? at the Trafalgar, and Kindertransport, which toured the UK.
"Most recently he appeared as The Gentleman in the SyFy series Blood Drive.
"He is survived by his wife Abigail, his mother Mabel, his children Kate and Josh, and his grandchildren Jasper and Maggie."
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our client & friend Andrew Hall who sadly passed away on Monday after a short illness. Andrew was loved by audiences for his many roles, most notably Butterflies, Coronation Street and, more recently, Syfy’s Blood Drive. pic.twitter.com/I932iUcbPh- InterTalent (Actors & Creatives) (@InterActors) May 22, 2019
Hall's agency also said: "The nicest of men and an extremely talented actor. We are so sad to hear of his passing.
"Andrew was loved at InterTalent Rights Group where he had been a client in our Actors Division since 2014. He was a client and a friend.
"Our thoughts are with his wife Abi and all of Andrew's family & friends."
Coronation Street airs Monday, Wednesday and Friday nights on ITV.
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