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Sunday 18th August 2019

Coronation Street and Butterflies star Andrew Hall dies after short illness at 65

Colleagues have paid tribute

Coronation Street and Butterflies star Andrew Hall has passed away at the age of 65.

The Coronation Street star - who played Audrey Roberts' cross-dressing lover Marc Selby in the long-running ITV soap - sadly passed away on Monday (20.05.19) following a short battle with an illness.

His management InterTalent, which has handled his career since 2014, said in a statement on Twitter: "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'. (sic)"

Andrew was a familiar face on TV (Credit: ITV/Rex/Shutterstock)

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His agent Alex Segal said: "Andrew's most recent TV job was in a Syfy series called Blood Drive.

"His character name was The Gentleman. That couldn't be more apt. It's the perfect way to describe Andrew.

"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.

The nicest of men and an extremely talented actor. We are so sad to hear of his passing.

"Our thoughts are with his wife Abi and all of Andrew's family & friends."

Andrew Hall in 80s sitcom Butterflies (Credit: BBC)

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Andrew's son Josh Hall reflected: "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."

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