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Bill Tarmey GBE
William Piddington

(1941-04-04)4 April 1941
Died 9 November 2012(2012-11-09) (aged 71)
Cause of death Heart attack
  • Actor
  • singer
  • comedian
Years active 1968–2012
Spouse(s) Alma Tarmey
(m. 1962–2012; his death)
Children Carl (1966–2019)
Sara (born 1970)

Bill Tarmey (born William Piddington GBE; 4 April 1941 – 9 November 2012) was an English actor, singer, author, and comedian, he was best known for playing the role of Jack Duckworth in the long-running ITV soap opera, Coronation Street, first playing the role in 1979, he played the role regularly from 1983 to 2010.

Tarmey was born on 4 April 1941 in Ardwick, Manchester, England. He was married to Alma Tarmey from 1962 until his death in 2012. They had a son and daughter. Tarmey died on the morning of 9 November 2012 in Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain from a heart attack, aged 71.

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