Jack Duckworth reunites with Vera

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 6 September 2010
Coronation Street actor Bill Tarmey

Coronation Street actor Bill Tarmey

'Coronation Street' character Jack Duckworth is set to be joined by the ghost of his dead wife Vera Duckworth shortly before he dies

Jack Duckworth will be reunited by the ghost of his late wife Vera Duckworth shortly before he dies.

'Coronation Street' actor Bill Tarmey - who is set to bow out of the show later this year, after appearing in it for over 30-years - is reportedly going to pass away after a visit from the ghostly presence of his former spouse.

A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "Everyone thought at first he was going to die in the tram crash horror that is being lined up to mark the show's 50th anniversary. But that was never going to be the case. Bosses wanted Jack to go out in some style."

It is thought that he will die whilst sitting in the chair Vera (Elizabeth Dawn) passed away in when she died in 2008.

Actor Bill had portrayed lovable Jack for over 30 years, but reduced his hours last year because of ill-health and his character is set to learn he has terminal cancer.

Although bosses on the show have refused to discuss what will happen in his final scenes, they claim to be filming four different endings and cast members are set to film his funeral scenes today (06.09.10).

It was recently revealed that after learning of his ill-health, Jack draws up a list of everything he has ever wanted to do and is determined to complete it before he dies.

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