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The actor, who had lived with Alzheimer’s “for some time”, died early on New Years Day, his agent confirmed in a statement

He had been in the hospital since November and died in the early hours of Nov. January peaceful, said his agent

“Mark had a long career spanning more than 50 years, including eight years on Coronation Street,” he added

“He is survived by his wife Sue, his daughter Polly, his stepson Saul and his granddaughter Emma. We ask that their privacy be respected during this very difficult time”

Eden’s character Alan Bradley – whose daughter Jenny is the current landlord of Rovers Return – was one of Weatherfield’s most notorious bad guys in the late 1980s. He cheated on Rita Fairclough several times during their relationship and then traded her house with it without her knowledge he could fraudulently get money for his security company

After Rita reported the fraud, tried to smother her with a pillow after being found guilty of fraud and actual assault, he was sentenced to only a short prison term and continued his torment of Rita, which eventually fled the street to escape harassment

Bradley tracked her down in Blackpool, but met a difficult end when he was hit by a tram while chasing her through town in one of the soap’s most famous scenes

The episode was watched by 214 million viewers – and Eden later revealed a plaque on the tram stop where the scene was filmed

Eden was born in London in 1928 and decided to become an actor as a teenager after falling in love with Shakespeare

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“I got tuberculosis, spent two years in a sanatorium, worked on the exhibition grounds, got married in fact, I was almost 30 years old when I came to the Everyman Theater Group in Ramsgate, “he said

“The East Kent Times gave me an enthusiastic review for my first piece and that was all the encouragement I needed”

His first screen credit was in 1958 with a role in Quatermass And The Pit; and he later played Marco Polo in the first series of Doctor Who

Other roles came in the 1965 film Doctor Zhivago with Julie Christie and Omar Sharif, the TV show The Avengers and the detective series Lord Peter Wimsey from the 1970s

Later in his career, he appeared on Doctors and Casualty, with his final screen credit in 2013 in the television movie An Adventure In Space And Time

Actress Sally Ann Matthews, who played his daughter Jenny Bradley of Coronation Street, was among those paying tribute

“I loved this man so much,” she wrote on Instagram, “Thank you for being the most wonderful TV father, teacher and friend”

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