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Brookside and Coronation Street star James Carroll dies

Brookside and Coronation Street’s James Carroll has died suddenly.

The actor, who played Brian Humphreys in the Channel 4 soap, had previously been unwell with pneumonia, in 2020, but made a full recovery.

James also lived with a condition that meant the arteries in his brain could rupture at any time.

He featured in a documentary on YouTube, that saw James discuss what life is like living with the illness.

James’ friends and family have paid tribute on Facebook.

One post read:

‘Rest in peace pal. Thanks for the shows and laughs. Deepest condolences to family and friends. Surely a showbiz star will twinkle brighter now. Good night god bless to one of the finest gentlemen on this planet it was a pleasure to watch you perform and become great friends.’

James played the role of Brian in Brookside from 1988-1991.

Earlier this year, he paid a visit to the cobbles playing the role of Colin, a friend of Mary Taylor’s (Patti Clare).