Coronation Street actor Peter Armitage has died at the age of 78 1 week ago

Coronation Street actor Peter Armitage has died at the age of 78

The actor had three stints on the show as Kevin Webster's father.

Coronation Street actor Peter Armitage has passed away at the age of 78.

Armiatage played Kevin Webster's father, David, on Coronation Street for a number of years.

His friend and co-star Charlie Lawson, who played Jim McDonald on the show, revealed the news on Twitter on Wednesday afternoon.

"Peter was a much respected and much loved member of the Coronation Street family," an ITV spokesperson told the BBC. "Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this sad time."

He had three spells as Kevin Webster's father, Bill Webster on long-running soap opera, appearing in the role in 1984, then from 1995 to 1997 and most recently from 2006 to 2011.

He survived by his two children.