Roy Cropper (played by David Neilson) was over the moon when he tracked down his long-lost brother after only recently discovering he had a sibling. But Coronation Street viewers won’t get to see the reunited siblings get to know each other for too long as in upcoming scenes, the cafe owner finds his brother, Richard (Paul Bown) unconscious after leaving him alone and tragically Richard dies.
In recent scenes, ITV soap fans watched Roy track down his brother after competing against him at online scrabble.
The stalwart did some searching and discovered his mother Sylvia had an affair which resulted in her having a secret son.
Sylvia put the baby up for adoption and Roy had never been told of his existence.
Roy managed to track down Richard but was heartbroken to discover he was ill with pulmonary fibrosis.
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The cafe owner enlisted the help of Cara Connor (Alison King) but Richard’s feisty daughter Nina (Mollie Gallagher) made it clear she didn’t want Roy to get involved.