Actor and Comedian Roy Hudd has died at the age of 83.

According to Evening Standard, this development was disclosed by his agent.

Hudd appeared in Coronation Street, dramas Ashes to Ashes, Broadchurch and Benidorm, during his decades-spanning career.

After his death, a statement from his agent was revealed. He said: “We are sad to announce the passing of the much-loved and amazingly talented Roy Hudd OBE.

“After a short illness, Roy passed away peacefully on the afternoon of Sunday the 15th of March, with his wife Debbie at his side.

“The family would ask you to respect their privacy at this very sad time.”

On the nature and impact of his programmes, Hudd’s TV breakthrough was in the 1964 series, Not So Much A Programme, More A Way of Life.

The show which was a satirie also starred David Frost, John Bird and Michael Crawford.

Going memorylane, between 2002 and 2010, Hudd made numerous Corrie appearances playing local undertaker Archie Shuttleworth.

His radio career is not a exemption as he can also be remembered for hosting BBC Radio 2’s The News Huddlines for 26 years.