Ex-Coronation Street star Peter Baldwin dies aged 82
Actor Peter Baldwin, best known for his 21-year role as Derek Wilton in Coronation Street, has died aged 82.
Last night a Coronation Street spokesman was quoted on the ITV News website saying: "It is with great sadness we've learned respected former Coronation Street actor Peter Baldwin has died. Peter passed away at his home in north London last night after a short illness.
"We send our sincere condolences to his family and friends."
Tributes have started to pour in from friends and colleagues.
Sally Ann Matthews, who plays Corrie's Jenny Bradley, posted on Twitter: "Lovely Peter Baldwin. Such a gentle, kind, funny man and a wonderful actor and toy shop purveyor x."