Jimmy Cricket has paid tribute to his late friend, actor Don Crann.
Don appeared in a host of top TV programmes, including Coronation Street and Emmerdale.
Jimmy said: “I first met Don when we worked together as Redcoats at the Metropole in Blackpool.
“He was a fine comedy actor who starred in the hit TV sitcom The Gaffer.
“And he was a joy to be with. Our thoughts are with his family.”
Don was also a regular in Heartbeat, as well as starring in countless plays and musicals.
He played Mike Baldwin’s business contact Trevor Hargreaves in Coronation Street.