Famous for starring in Coronation Street as Ken Barlow since its very first episode in 1960, 85-year-old Bill has had to overcome the loss of several of his loved ones in recent years and now he’s having to deal with the sad news that his daughter has died.
Bill is said to be heartbroken after the death of his 50-year-old daughter, Vanya. She sadly died last week and is the second child Bill has had to deal with losing. He lost his daughter, Edwina to pneumonia in 1983 when she was just 18-months old. He also lost Edwina’s mother Sara in 2009 after she suddenly collapsed and died.
Vanya’s death comes after the father and daughter settled their differences with one another after a difficult relationship following Bill’s divorce from Vanya’s mother, Anna. Vanya also stood by her dad during the time he was tried for the sex abuse and rape allegations made against him.
Vanya sadly died from liver failure. After she developed the life-threatening condition, she passed away very quickly. ITV have allowed Bill to take as much time as he needs off the cobbles in compassionate leave until he feels ready to return to work.
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