Johnny Leeze dead – Coronation Street star dies aged 78 after positive covid test

EMMERDALE and Coronation Street actor Johnny Leeze has died aged 78 after testing positive for coronavirus.

His daughter Holly broke the sad news that her father had died following a two-week illness.

The soap star's daughter shared that he had tested positive for Coronavirus the day before he died.

The actor was famously known for his role as Ned Glover in Emmerdale from 1994 to 1999.

Before that in 1985 he starred as Harry Clayton in Coronation Street.

Holly told The Daily Star: "He was my friend, he was such a strong, strong man.

"He was such a great guy, a really funny guy. He was loved by everybody really. Even by his ex-wife, who is with me today, my mum.

"I don't know what else to say. I'm numb, I just can't get my head round it at the minute. I want to say so much more about him but I just don't know what to say."

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