TRIBUTES have poured after it was announced iconic Coronation Street actor Ernst Walder has died aged 94.
The original cast member passed away last September but the news broke this morning (Thursday June 16) after former Coronation Street writer Daran Little shared the tragic news of Ernst’s death.
He played the character of Ivan Cheveski, son-in-law of Elsie Tanner, and spent much of the 60s in a relationship with Tony Warren.
In a social media post, Little said: “Very sad to read of the passing of dearest Ernst Walder
“An original C St cast member who quickly became Tony Warren’s boyfriends before Tony caught him in bed with another cast member.
“Ernst used to send my sons chocolates every Christmas and was the loveliest man.”
Tributes have begun pouring in for the iconic soap star.
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