Coronation Street and Brookside star Alan Igbon dead at 68: Actor’s niece pays tribute as she confirms he passed away ‘peacefully’ last month
Coronation Street and Brookside star Alan Igbon has passed away aged 68.
The actor’s niece Lee-Ann confirmed the tragic news in a Facebook post on Monday as she revealed her uncle died ‘peacefully’ last month.
Soap star Alan was best known for playing the role of Tony Stewart, the estranged father of Jason Grimshaw (Ryan Thomas), in the ITV programme in 2003, before his role was reprised by Terence Maynard from 2014 until 2015.
Tragic: Coronation Street and Brookside star Alan Igbon has passed away aged 68 (pictured in the ITV soap in 2003)
The late thespian’s relative wrote: ‘Early December 2020 my mums brother Alan Igbon my uncle passed away peaceful.
‘He is well known for being an actor in Boys from the black stuff, Scum, GBH, Coronation st, Brookside and many more. R.i.e.p xxx.’ (sic)
During his career, Alan starred as Loggo in BBC’s TV series Boys from the Blackstuff – which followed a group of unemployed men from Liverpool during the recession in the UK – from 1980 until 1982.
He made his film debut as he played inmate Meakin in 1979 drama Scum, which depicted the harsh reality of live in a borstal.
Loss: The actor’s niece Lee-Ann confirmed the tragic news in a Facebook post on Monday as she revealed her uncle died ‘peacefully’ last month (pictured in Crown Court in 1975)
Heartfelt: The late thespian’s relative wrote an emotional note, which was uploaded alongside a series of throwback images from different points of his life
Famous face: The soap star was best known for playing the role of Tony Stewart in the ITV programme in 2003 (pictured with Sue Cleaver as Eileen Grimshaw)
The Hulme native of West African and Irish heritage also played minor roles in courtroom drama Crown Court in 1975 and factual show Crimewatch in 1985.
His former co-star Louis Emerick, 60, also paid tribute to the ‘underrated actor’ as he tweeted earlier this week: ‘Another sad loss, #AlanAdjIgbon..Riep Adj.
‘Boys from the blackstuff,Scum,Gbh,Brooky, Corrie,Adj graced them all. A very underrated actor,Adj was an inspiration to me,he and @PaulBarberActor made me realise “Yes it can be done” Goodbye Adj, never forgotten.’ (Sic)
Successful: The thespian also played minor roles in courtroom drama Crown Court in 1975 and factual show Crimewatch in 1985 (pictured R with Ian Sharp and Gary Shail)