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In real life, Johnny had six children after being married twice – once to Caroline Sinclair from 1961 to 1975 and later to Christine Allsop from 1977 to 2006

He had six children: three daughters Karen, Jennifer, and Stephanie; and three sons Anthony, Michael and Mark

Johnny Briggs, who played Mike Baldwin on Coronation Street for 30 years, died at the age of 85

His family said he died peacefully after “a long illness with the family by his side” and asked for privacy to “remember the wonderful times we had with him”

The actor played the role for 30 years and is best remembered for his famous bust with Ken Barlow, played by Bill Roache after he had an affair with his wife Deirdre, played by the late Anne Kirkbride became

Johnny joined the soap in 1976 and joined the soap in 2349 episodes on before leaving the show in 2006

In a statement, his family said: “It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our father Johnny Briggs

“He passed away peacefully this morning after a long illness, with his family by his side. He was 85 years old

“We kindly ask for privacy at this point so that we as a family can quietly grieve and remember the wonderful times we had with him Thank you very much”

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