Emmerdale and Corrie star Johnny Leeze dies after positive coronavirus test

Emmerdale and Coronation Street star Johnny Leeze dies
Emmerdale and Coronation Street star Johnny Leeze dies (Picture: REX)

Emmerdale and Coronation Street star Johnny Leeze has died aged 78 following a positive coronavirus test.

His daughter Holly shared the tragic news on Facebook where she confirmed he died following a short illness.

She has since 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.’

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She added: ‘I don’t know what else to say. I’m numb, I just can’t get my head round it at the minute.

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‘I want to say so much more about him but I just don’t know what to say.’

Johnny Leeze Emmerdale
He was best known for playing Ned Glover in Emmerdale from 1994 to 1999 (Picture: ITV/REX)

Johnny was best known for playing Ned Glover in Emmerdale from 1994 to 1999.

He reprised the role in 2000, but left shortly after.

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