Original Coronation Street star Ernst Walder dies at the age of 94

Original Coronation Street star Ernst Walder dies at the age of 94 2
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Original Coronation Street star Ernst Walder – who dated creator Tony Warren – has died at the age of 94 as a former writer on the soap pays tribute

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Coronation Street star Ernst Walder has died at the age of 94, after starring on the soap as one of its original cast members.

The actor passed away in September 2021, with his death coming to light on Thursday as former writer Daran Little paid tribute.

Ernst starred as Ivan Cheveski, son-in-law of cobbles matriarch Elsie Tanner on Corrie during its earliest years, and even dated the show’s co-creator Tony Warren in the 1960s.

Tragic: Coronation Street star Ernst Walder has died at the age of 94, after starring on the soap as one of its original cast members

Tragic: Coronation Street star Ernst Walder has died at the age of 94, after starring on the soap as one of its original cast members

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Sharing his tribute on Twitter, Daran wrote: ‘Very sad to read of the passing of dearest Ernst Walder.

‘An original C St cast member who quickly became Tony Warren’s boyfriends before Tony caught him in bed with another cast member.

‘Ernst used to send my sons chocolates every Christmas and was the loveliest man.’ 

While Ernst had passed away months earlier, his death was revealed through a post on the Coronation Street blog.

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