CORONATION Street legend Bill Tarmey’s son Carl Piddington has died at the age of 52.
Carl was diagnosed with a brain tumour ten years ago and was told he had just 12 months to live.
Brain Tumour Research confirmed the father of three had died on Tuesday.
His father Bill, who died in November 2012, famously quit his role as Jack Duckworth to spend more time with his son after his diagnosis.
In 2017 Carl, who worked as a builder for 20 years, opened up about his condition and his desire to beat it.
He wrote: “Over the years I have been near death many times, usually in an ambulance, terrified, with sirens blaring.
“I must be indestructible like Captain Scarlet. We spend a lot of time together so I talk to my tumour, telling it ‘you’re not going to beat me’.
“You have to live your life and I really believe in thinking positive and putting up a good fight.
“Maybe it will get me, maybe it will be something else, but I’m not going to sit and wait for it.
“As my dad always used to say, while laying his hands on my shoulders and looking into my eyes, ‘you are a lion, my son’.
“The whole family, and many of our friends, have got behind us and helped raise thousands for Brain Tumour Research. It keeps us busy and motivated. I get angry about the lack of funding and, like my dad who was a patron of Brain Tumour Research, I will always do everything I can to raise awareness.”
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