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Entertainment Former Emmerdale star Johnny Leeze dies, aged 78

00:20  26 october  2020
00:20  26 october  2020 Source:   digitalspy.com

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Emmerdale and Coronation Street star Johnny Leeze has died aged 78 . The actor's passing was confirmed by his daughter Holly who said her father died following a short illness Share or comment on this article: Emmerdale 's Johnny Leeze dies aged 78 after testing positive for coronavirus. e-mail.

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Former Emmerdale star Johnny Leeze has passed away at the age of 78.

Best known for playing Ned Glover from 1994 to 2000, the actor – born John Glen – died shortly after testing positive for COVID-19. He also suffered from underlying health conditions.

His daughter Holly confirmed the news, telling the Daily Star that he had been unwell for two weeks before suffering a heart attack on the morning of his death. She also shared that he tested positive for the virus the day before he died.

a man standing in front of a building: Johnny Leeze - Emmerdale © ITV Johnny Leeze - Emmerdale

"He was my friend, he was such a strong, strong man," she said. "He was such a great guy, a really funny guy. He was loved by everybody really. Even by his ex-wife, who is with me today, my mum."

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She added: "I don't know what else to say. I'm numb, I just can't get my head round it at the minute. I want to say so much more about him but I just don't know what to say."

As well as starring in Emmerdale, the actor played Harry Clayton on Coronation Street and Inspector Cox in The League of Gentlemen, as well as having roles in Doctors, Life on Mars and Last of the Summer Wine.

a person looking at the camera: Johnny Leeze - Emmerdale © ITV Johnny Leeze - Emmerdale

Johnny's brother Phillip also announced the sad news on social media, writing: "It is with deep regret to inform you all my brother John passed away this morning. A lot of you will remember him as Ned Glover in Emmerdale, or comedian Johnny Leeze on the club scene.

"He had Covid, and underlying health issues. He made thousands laugh. He will be missed greatly by us all.

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Johnny Leeze (born John Glen; 31st December 1941 in York , North Yorkshire ) played Ned Glover in Emmerdale regularly between 1994 and 1999 , before returning in 2000 for on-screen son Roy 's departure. Prior to this role, he played a driver in April and May 1983 .

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"Rest in Peace John. Your loving brother Phil, and sisters,Pam & Sheila. I know you will have them all in stitches up there. Fly high on angels wings."

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