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Emmerdale's Johnny Leeze dies aged 78 after testing positive for coronavirus


BREAKING: Emmerdale and Coronation Street star Johnny Leeze dies a day at 78 years old after testing positive for coronavirus

  • The actor's death was confirmed by his daughter Holly, who told the Daily Star that her father had died two weeks ago after a brief illness
  • Holly revealed that Johnny, who played Ned Glover in Emmerdale from 1994 to 1999, tested positive for coronavirus the day before his death
  • His daughter also shared how her father had a heart attack and was taken to hospital the morning he died
  • She said, “He was such a great guy, a really fun guy. He was really loved by everyone. Even from his ex-wife, who is with me today, my mother.
  • Prior to his breakout role in Emmerdale, the TV star was known to soap fans that he played Harry Clayton on Coronation Street for a few months in 1985

Johnny Leeze, the star of Emmerdale and Coronation Street, has died at the age of 78.

The actor's death was confirmed by his daughter Holly, who told the Daily Star that her father had died two weeks ago after a brief illness.

Holly revealed that Johnny, who played Ned Glover in Emmerdale from 1994 to 1999, tested positive for coronavirus the day before his death.

Passing by: Johnny Leeze, the star of Emmerdale and Coronation Street, has died at the age of 78 (pictured in Emmerdale).

His daughter also shared how her father had a heart attack and was taken to hospital the morning he died.

Speaking to the publication, Holly paid tribute to her father, whom she described as a "strong man" and a "great guy".

She said, “He was my friend, he was such a strong, strong man. He was such a great guy, a really fun guy. He was really loved by everyone. Even from his ex-wife, who is with me today, my mother.

“I don't know what else to say. I'm deaf, I just can't understand it right now. I want to say so much more about him, but I just don't know what to say. & # 39;

Family: The actor's death was confirmed by his daughter Holly, who told the Daily Star that her father died two weeks ago after a brief illness (pictured in 1997 in Emmerdale).

Family: The actor's death was confirmed by his daughter Holly, who told the Daily Star that her father had died two weeks ago after a brief illness (pictured in 1997 in Emmerdale).

The Daily Star reports that Johnny's death was also confirmed by his brother Phillip, who shared a statement on social media.

He wrote: “It is very unfortunate to announce that my brother John passed away this morning. Many of you will remember him as Ned Glover in Emmerdale or as comedian Johnny Leeze on the club scene.

& # 39; He had Covid and underlying health problems. He made thousands laugh. He will be missed very much by all of us. "

“Rest in peace, John. Your loving brother Phil and the sisters Pam & Sheila. & # 39;

“I know you'll have them all up there in stitches. Fly high on angel wings. & # 39;

Character: Johnny was best known as Ned Glover in Emmerdale from 1994 to 1999 (pictured with Roberta Kerr, who played his wife Jan Glover).

Character: Johnny was best known as Ned Glover in Emmerdale from 1994 to 1999 (pictured with Roberta Kerr, who played his wife Jan Glover).

Prior to his breakout role in Emmerdale, the TV star was known to soap fans that he played Harry Clayton on Coronation Street for a few months in 1985.

Johnny, who was born in York as John Glen, made his film debut in 1982 with a small portion of the sitcom Open All Hours.

Prior to appearing as Harry on Coronation Street, he starred in an episode as Mr. Slater on The Soap in 1982 and returned to the show as Laurie Johnstone in 2005.

The actor's other screen credits include The League of Gentlemen, Phoenix Nights and Doctors.

Health: Johnny's daughter said he tested positive for coronavirus the day before he died and had a heart attack the day he died

Health: Johnny's daughter said he tested positive for coronavirus the day before he died and had a heart attack the day he died

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