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Coronation Street stars past and present gathered in Greater Manchester today (November 27) for the funeral of show legend Bill Tarmey. The actor's send-off took place at the Albion United Reform Church in Ashton-under-Lyne this afternoon. Around 700 people were in attendance inside the church, while hundreds of fans gathered outside to hear the service relayed over loudspeakers, Pa reports. Photo gallery - Bill Tarmey's funeral:

Tarmey's wife Ali and two children Carl and Sara were among the mourners, along with many familiar faces from Coronation Street. Samia Ghadie (Maria Connor) and Tarmey's on-screen son Nigel Pivaro (Terry Duckworth) gave speeches to the congregation. Ghadie hailed Tarmey as "a true Coronation Street legend" in her tribute, while Pivaro noted that "the world's (more) »


- By Daniel Kilkelly

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