Fans left heartbroken as Coronation Street legend dies

John Savident, renowned for his portrayal of Fred Elliott in Coronation Street, has passed away at the age of 86, his agent has confirmed.

The 86-year-old actor was recognised for his resonant voice while embodying the role of the local butcher on the ITV soap.

A statement from his agent to the PA news agency conveyed, “We are sad to announce the death of the actor John Savident who died on Wednesday. He was a much-loved husband and father of two and will be sorely missed by all who knew him.”

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