Former Coronation Road actor Frank Mills has died on the age of 93.
Frank was greatest identified for enjoying barmaid Betty Williams’ husband Billy within the ITV cleaning soap.
The London born actor additionally starred in plenty of different fashionable TV reveals together with Midsomer Murders, Foyle’s Warfare and The Palace.
His obituary within the Maldon Commonplace reads: “Frank Sadly handed away on eleventh February, aged 93 years.
“A lot cherished Father to Paula and Ruth, Grandad to Amy, Phil and Lizi, and Nice Grandad to Kara and Jack. On account of present Covid-19 restrictions, non-public funeral will happen on Monday eighth March, with a full Memorial Service deliberate for later within the 12 months as a celebration of Frank’s life.
“Flowers or donations, if desired, payable to Farleigh Hospice could also be despatched c/o G W Hardy & Son, The Inexperienced, Finchingfield, Essex CM7 4JS.”
Frank joined the forged of Coronation Street in 1995 taking part in an previous flame of barmaid Betty.
William ‘Billy’ Williams walked into the Rovers Return on the anniversary of VE Day with pal Archie Wardle the place he recognised his former sweetheart Betty working behind the bar.
The pair tied the knot in October 1995 however the marriage proved to be short-lived as Billy suffered a deadly coronary heart assault two years later.
Billy was Betty’s second husband, together with her first Cyril additionally dying of a coronary heart assault in 1974 – leaving Betty with simply £859.
Frank’s two 12 months stint as Billy was not his first look on the cleaning soap.
He additionally had a minor function in 1976 taking part in Ivor Mortlake.
One among Frank’s earliest appearing roles was Commissionaire Peterson in ‘The Blue Carbuncle’ episode of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes in 1984 and Reginald Crump in Miss Marple: A Pocketful of Rye n 1985.
He starred in episodes of the unique Minder collection and the revival by Channel 5 alongside Shane Richie and Lex Shrapnel.