Ken Barlow and Rita Tanner are left devastated in Coronation Street next week at the shock news Norris Cole has died
The former newsagent, who was played by actor Malcolm Hebden, was last seen in Weatherfield in June last year, and will pass away off-screen over 27 years after his first scenes were aired in 1994.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Norris became a fan favourite thanks to his love of a good gossip with locals, and became best pals with both Rita (Barbara Knox) and Emily Bishop (Eileen Derbyshire).
Goodbye: The residents of Weatherfield are left devastated at the news former newsagent Norris Cole (Malcolm Hebden) has died after a stroke in scenes set to air next week
Norris married Mary Taylor, played by Pattie Clare, in 2017 before divorcing her a year later so he could wed Emily's niece Freda Burgess (Ali Briggs).
The couple had been living in the Stillwaters retirement home since they married but, in the upcoming episode, it will be revealed Norris has died.
Rita will receive a call to tell her that Norris is in hospital, with doctors saying a stroke caused him to fall.
Peacemaker: Rita (Barbara Knox) is left to keep the peace as Norris' loved ones