Where are the stars of Coronation Street's Peacock family now? As John Savident ... trends now

Where are the stars of Coronation Street's Peacock family now? As John Savident ... trends now
Where are the stars of Coronation Street's Peacock family now? As John Savident ... trends now

Where are the stars of Coronation Street's Peacock family now? As John Savident ... trends now

Coronation Street's Peacock family first appeared on ITV screens in 1990s and were an instant hit with viewers.

Earlier on Friday, it was revealed John Savident - who became a household name playing the iconic butcher Fred Elliot on the ITV series - has died age 86.

A statement from his agent to the PA news agency said: 'We are sad to announce the death of the actor John Savident who died on Wednesday 21 February, he was a much-loved husband and father of two and will be sorely missed by all who knew him.'

In 1994, John arrived on the cobbles and quickly became a fan favourite, bringing the right dose of drama when he revealed his nephew Ashley Peacock (Steven Arnold) was in fact his son.

Following his death, MailOnline takes a look at where the rest of the stars are now after their last appearance in 2011 on the soap, a year after the family was axed from the show. 

Where are the stars of Coronation Street's Peacock family now? As iconic actor John Savident dies aged 86 - a look at the stars who brought the legendary soap family to life (pictured John Savident, Julia Haworth, Susie Blake, Steven Arnold)

Where are the stars of Coronation Street's Peacock family now? As iconic actor John Savident dies aged 86 - a look at the stars who brought the legendary soap family to life (pictured John Savident, Julia Haworth, Susie Blake, Steven Arnold) 

John - who became a household name playing the iconic butcher Fred Elliot on the ITV series - died age 86, it was announced on Friday (pictured on Coronation Street)

John - who became a household name playing the iconic butcher Fred Elliot on the ITV series - died age 86, it was announced on Friday (pictured on Coronation Street)

JOHN SAVIDENT (Fred Elliot)

His storylines involved his disastrous love life, including three marriages and several failed proposals.

His secret son Ashley also arrived on the show and the two later developed a close bond as they worked as butchers together.

John's character was killed off in 2006, suffering a stroke on the day he was supposed to marry Bev (Susie Blake). His final episode was watched by 11 million viewers. 

His storylines involved his disastrous love life, including three marriages and several failed proposals

His storylines involved his disastrous love life, including three marriages and several failed proposals

John's character was killed off in 2006, suffering a stroke on the day he was supposed to marry Bev (Susie Blake) and his final episode was watched by 11 million viewers

John's character was killed off in 2006, suffering a stroke on the day he was supposed to marry Bev (Susie Blake) and his final episode was watched by 11 million viewers 

The actor is survived by his wife Rona Hopkinson - who he married in 1961 and their two children. 

ITV Executive Producer for Continuing Drama Iain MacLeod said: 'Everyone at Coronation Street is deeply saddened to learn of John Savident's death. As Fred Elliott, John firmly established himself in the pantheon of Coronation Street greats.

'His peerless comic timing, combined with a deep pathos arising from his outstanding dramatic skill, made Fred an unforgettable, iconic character that provided great joy to viewers for many years. 

'On behalf of everyone here, I would like to extend condolences to John's family and close friends at this sad time.' 

His Coronation Street co-star Sue Nicholls said in tribute: 'I am very sad to hear of John's passing. My memories of working with you dear John on the street are a joy, and always will be. God bless you and thank you for being in my life. Much love to you and your friends and family.'

The actor is survived by his wife Rona Hopkinson (pictured on Wish You Were Here in 2008) and their two children - he and Rona married in 1961 (pictured together)

The actor is survived by his wife Rona Hopkinson (pictured on Wish You Were Here in 2008) and their two children - he and Rona married in 1961 (pictured together)

He had a small role in Stanley Kubrick's classic A Clockwork Orange in 1971 as conspirator Dolin

He had a small role in Stanley Kubrick's classic A Clockwork Orange in 1971 as conspirator Dolin

John (left) also made an appearance in the 1995 adaptation of Othello

John (left) also made an appearance in the 1995 adaptation of Othello

Along with his work in Coronation Street, the actor appeared in several stage shows including Holby City and The Bill and even had a small role in Stanley Kubrick's classic A Clockwork Orange in 1971 as conspirator Dolin.

He also made an appearance in the 1995 adaptation of Othello with Laurence Fishburne as the title character. 

The late star endured a tumultuous period in his personal life when he was stabbed in the neck by a man he met in a gay bar in December 2000.

The star chose to depart Coronation Street in October 2006 to spend more time with his family.

Discussing his departure with The Mirror, he said: 'It was the show itself that did for me - it was breaking my heart. 

'I was becoming an absentee husband, father and grandfather by spending so many hours working on The Street.

'I couldn't go on any longer - the whole situation was becoming ridiculous and deeply distressing.'

STEVEN ARNOLD (Ashley Peacock) 

Ashley had just as much of a dramatic storyline throughout the soap, as his first wife Maxine fell pregnant with son Joshua from an extramarital fling with Matt Ramsden - although Ashley chose to forgive her and raise the kid as his own son.

In an endless series of plot twists, fans followed closely Ashley's unlucky love life of Ashley whose first wife Maxine was murdered.

But later in the same year, Ashley fell in love with Joshua's nanny Claire and the couple later welcomed son Fred.

Ashley had just as much of a dramatic storyline throughout the soap, as his first wife Maxine fell pregnant with son Joshua from an extramarital fling with Matt Ramsden - although Ashley chose to forgive her and raise the kid as his own son (pictured all three together)

Ashley had just as much of a dramatic

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