Alan Bradley death

Mark Eden death: Coronation Street actor, who played Alan Bradley, didn’t think he’d live past 45

The star died in hospital on January 1, 2021

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The death Coronation Street star Mark Eden, who played Alan Bradley, has saddened fans and co-stars today.

The star, who was married to fellow Corrie star Sue Nicholls, played the villain in the soap from 1986 to 1989.

He died in the early hours of this morning (January 1) aged 92 after suffering from Alzheimer’s, his agent confirmed.

The death of Coronation Street star Mark Eden who played Alan Bradley was announced today (Credit: ITV)

Coronation Street star Mark Eden dies aged 92

His agent said in a statement: “We are very sad to announce the death of actor Mark Eden.

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“He died peacefully, in hospital, earlier today, 1st Jan 2021. Mark had been living with Alzheimer’s disease for some time, and was hospitalised in November.

“Mark, 92, had a long career spanning more than 50 years, including eight years in Coronation Street as character Alan Bradley.

The star battled Alzheimer’s before his death (Credit: Photo by Ken McKay/Shutterstock)

What else did his agent say?

“He is survived by his wife Sue, his daughter Polly, his stepson Paul and grand-daughter Emma. We ask that their privacy be respected at this very difficult time.”

Mark has been living with Alzheimer’s for some time.

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He also appeared in the Doctor Who serial Marco Polo.

Meanwhile, tributes have poured in for Mark on Twitter.

Tributes pour in for actor

One person said on Twitter: “Such sad news. R.I.P Mark Eden thank you for Alan Bradley thinking of his family and friends at this sad time.”

Another wrote: “Rip Mark Eden #corrie legend.”

A third added: “Just seen the news that Mark Eden has sadly passed away. RIP.”

Another tweeted: “Sad way to start the new year. Sorry to hear about the passing of Mark, the Doctor Who and Corrie legend.”

Mark Eden talks about death

In an interview with the Mirror three years ago, Mark admitted he was surprised to have reached the grand old age of 92.

“Stayed up all night dancing and went to bed at 3am doing all the things I shouldn’t have done as a young man,” he said.

“I didn’t think I’d make it, not the way I was living. I thought I’d be dead at 45. Now here I am at 90. There is no way you can explain it.”

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