Coronation Street's Lewis Archer drops DEAD just moments before he was set to ...

Coronation Street's Lewis Archer drops DEAD just moments before he was set to propose to Audrey Roberts... 20 years after her husband Alf's shock New Year death

By Eve Buckland For Mailonline

Published: 00:43 GMT, 2 January 2019 | Updated: 08:47 GMT, 2 January 2019

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Coronation Street fans were left shocked on New Year's Day as Lewis Archer dropped dead just moment before he was set to propose to Audrey Roberts.

The former conman, played by Nigel Havers, only made his return to the cobbles this summer, after making his first appearance in 2009.

In a shocking scene, Audrey headed to the bedroom and found Lewis' lifeless body lying on the bedroom floor.

No! Coronation Street fans were left shocked on New Year's Day as Lewis Archer dropped dead just moment before he was set to propose to Audrey Roberts

No! Coronation Street fans were left shocked on New Year's Day as Lewis Archer dropped dead just moment before he was set to propose to Audrey Roberts

Heartbreak: In a shocking scene, Audrey headed to the bedroom and found Lewis' lifeless body lying on the bedroom floor

Heartbreak: In a shocking scene, Audrey headed to the bedroom and found Lewis' lifeless body lying on the bedroom floor

Tragically, Lewis, who previously stole thousands from the Platt family, was still holding an engagement ring in his hand as he prepared to pop the question to her.

Audrey's daughter Gail had been convinced he was trying to steal her mother' money but Lewis had actually planned to propose before heading to Barbados. 

As she cradled his body, Audrey said: 'Oh my goodness Lewis. Come on love. Can you hear me?

She then burst into tears as she found the box with the engagement ring inside.  

Engagement: Tragically, Lewis, who previously stole thousands from the Platt family, was still holding an engagement ring in his hand as he prepared to pop the question to her

Engagement: Tragically, Lewis, who previously stole thousands from the Platt family, was still holding an engagement ring in his hand as he prepared to pop the question to her

Grief:Audrey's daughter Gail had been convinced he was trying to steal her mother' money but Lewis had actually planned to propose before heading to Barbados

Grief:Audrey's daughter Gail had been convinced he was trying to steal her mother' money but Lewis had actually planned to propose

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