Soap star Alan Igbon’s niece has paid tribute to the 68-year-old after he “passed away peacefully”

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The niece of Coronation Street and the Brookside star Alan Igbon paid tribute after he “passed away peacefully” at the age of 68

The actor played Jason Grimshaw’s estranged father Tony Stewart in Corrie and starred in a number of critically acclaimed ’80s television dramas, including Scum and Boys from the Blackstuff and sitcom Goodbye, Pet

His niece shared the news of his death on Facebook: “At the beginning of December 2020, my uncle Alan Igbon, my uncle, died peacefully

“He is known as an actor in boys from the Black, Scum, GBH, Coronation Street, Brookside and many other Richep xxx “

Alan’s former Brookside co-star Louis Emerick also spoke out to share his fond memories after the sad news

“Adj, a very underrated actor, was an inspiration to me He and @PaulBarberActor made it clear to me that it was possible”Goodbye adj, never forget”

Co-actor Colin Salmon shared: “Absolute giant for me Authentic in every role RIP Alan Igbon”

Manchester-born Alan was a jobbing actor until he took his big hiatus in 1979 in the television movie Scum, in which he played the inmate Meakin

He then played Angadi, a member of a kidnapping gang, in the powerful police drama The Professionals

in 1980
That same year, Alan got the role of Loggo in Boys from the Blackstuff, a BBC drama that focused on unemployed men in Liverpool during the recession

After a successful drama appearance, Alan played a temporary role on the ITV soap Coronation Street in 2003, playing Jason Grimshaw’s estranged father Tony Stewart

While he managed to win Jason over, Tony was causing problems with the rest of the road – especially Peter Barlow after his seedy repair at Barlow’s Bookies

Tony was eventually forced to flee the street – not until he stole 700 pounds from street cars to help him escape

Alan Igbon

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