CORONATION Avenue have killed off Norris Cole after Malcolm Hebden stop the cleaning soap in January.
Coronation Avenue bosses have killed off Weatherfield legend Norris Cole after Malcolm Hebden stop the cleaning soapCredit score: Rex Options
The Solar revealed how Malcolm, 81, was leaving the ITV soap in January following a close to deadly coronary heart assault in 2017.
Within the cleaning soap his character left the Kabin for Stillwaters retirement residence in June 2019.
His funeral was filmed this week, with characters together with Ken Barlow, performed by Invoice Roache, Gail Patt, Helen Price, and his on-screen ex-wife Mary Taylor, actress Patti Clare, in attendance.
A cleaning soap insider mentioned: “When Malcolm left the cleaning soap he made it clear he wouldn’t be returning and managers took the choice to write down him out.
“Norris was an enormous character for Coronation Avenue and his funeral shall be crammed with enjoyable and laughter in addition to tears.
“Make little question about it, this shall be a celebration of all the greatest moments Norris had on the cobbles.
“However given his affect and the way a lot he was beloved, it’ll be an emotional watch.”
Norris was a agency fan favorite and was seen leaving the road in June 2019 to go to Stillwaters retirement residenceCredit score: Rex
Rula Lenska, who performs Claudia Colby, and Invoice Roache (Ken Barlow) had been seen filming Norris funeral this weekCredit score: Zenpix
Actress Helen Price, who stars as Gail Platt, was additionally pictured outdoors the church the place Norris’ funeral was heldCredit score: Zenpix
Norris, right here with Eileen Derbyshire, who performed his pal Emily Bishop, on Corrie appeared in over 1,600 episodes from 1994Credit score: Rex
In January Malcolm advised The Solar how he’d taken the tough decision to step away from the Cobbles.
Following his well being scare in 2017 Norris made the odd cameo earlier than retiring.
He advised The Solar: “I completely adored enjoying Norris and I used to be happy to have the ability to return briefly after my operation.
“It took quite a lot of braveness to make the choice to retire.
“However I had come to understand that though the thoughts was prepared the physique was not a lot.”
On the time Corrie boss Ian MacLeod mentioned: “Norris turned an all-time nice character, whose lemon-lipped barbs shall be remembered ceaselessly.
“However, in his good double acts with Emily, Rita and extra not too long ago Mary, Malcolm has left us with numerous improbable recollections.”
A spokeswoman for ITV advised The Solar: “We don’t touch upon storyline hypothesis.”
Malcolm, right here on display as Norris with late cleaning soap star Liz Daybreak, who performed Vera DuckworthCredit score: Rex Options
Norris’ on display antics made him a agency fan favoriteCredit score: Rex
He labored within the Kabin for Rita Sullivan, performed by Barbara Knox, pictured right here with Cilla Brown – performed by Wendi PetersCredit score: Rex Options
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