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During the life of Coronation Street, there have been a total of 180 deaths, ranging from natural causes to murder, disasters, accidents and suicide. Some deaths are minor characters, or characters that haven't been seen but mentioned by regular characters in the programme that maybe linked, for example, Minnie Caldwell's mother Amy Carlton was mentioned but not seen, and died off-screen in 1962.

Many regular characters are killed off-screen if the actor or actress portraying them have passed away in real life. For example, Bernard Youens, who played the role of Stan Ogden passed away in 1984, and the character was killed off-screen a few months later. Some characters aren't killed off even when the actor dies in real life (it could be some years after they departed). However, some characters are still worded as dead even after the actor who played them has died. For example, Violet Carson who played the famous Ena Sharples passed away in 1983, over three years after she left. The character hasn't been given a funeral on-screen, although references to the character intimate that she has died.

Historical deaths (eg. deaths of characters' parents which occurred years before the character appeared) are not included, except in cases where the deceased character had appeared in the programme and their cause of death and a rough timeframe are known, such as Elsie Tanner and Bill Gregory.


No Name Date/Episode Details
1May Hardman30th December 1960

Inoperable brain tumour - died alone at 13 Coronation Street

2Martha Longhurst13th May 1964Heart attack in the snug of the Rovers Return
3Robert Maxwell15th September 1965Heart attack following a car crash
4Vera Lomax16th January 1967Inoperable brain tumour
5Harry Hewitt6th September 1967Crushed to death when the jack slipped on a van he was repairing
6Joe Donelli21st December 1970Suicide - turned a gun on himself inside 5 Coronation Street
7Valerie Barlow27th January 1971Electrocuted due to faulty wiring on a hairdryer
8Lynn Johnson20th January 1975Battered to death by husband Roy Johnson inside 9 Coronation Street
9Janet Barlow21st February 1977Overdosed on sleeping tablets
10Ernest Bishop11th January 1978Shot by Ed Jackson during a robbery at Baldwin's Casuals
11Renee Roberts30th July 1980Car crash
12Brian Tilsley15th February 1989Fatally stabbed by Darren Whateley outside a nightclub
13Alan Bradley8th December 1989Ran over by tram in Blackpool
14Ted Sullivan9th September 1992Inoperable brain tumour
15Lisa Duckworth12th February 1993Ran over in Coronation Street by John Hargreaves
16Brendan Scott20th August 1993Heart attack in the Corner Shop
17Samir Rachid2nd June 1995Died in hospital from injuries sustained after being struck with a lead pipe by youths at the canalside.
18Joyce Smedley21st February 1997Ran over by Tony Horrocks
19Derek Wilton7th April 1997Heart attack following a road rage incident
20Don Brennan8th October 1997Car exploded after crashing into the viaduct at the end of Coronation Street
21Babs Fanshawe18th March 1998Heart attack
22Anne Malone9th October 1998Froze to death inside the freezer unit at Freshco's
23Des Barnes18th November 1998Heart attack caused by head injury
24Alf Roberts1st January 1999Suffered a massive heart attack at Nick Tilsley's 18th birthday party
25Judy Mallett26th September 1999Collapsed from an embolism in the backyard of 9 Coronation Street
26Simon25th December 1999Cardiac arrest
27Jake Webster5th June 2000Group B Streptococcus infection
28Alison Webster7th June 2000Ran into the path of an oncoming lorry
29Jez Quigley15th September 2000Ruptured spleen in a beating given by Jim McDonald
30Dean Sykes12th October 2000Shot by police markswoman Emma Taylor following the Freshco siege
31Alma Halliwell17th June 2001Cervical cancer - passed away peacefully at 5 Grasmere Drive
32Edna Miller19th September 2001Found lying in Duggie Ferguson's bed at the Rovers Return - cause of death unknown
33Dennis Stringer2nd January 2002Car crash
34Duggie Ferguson4th February 2002Injuries sustained after falling through a bannister at The Ridings property development
35Patricia Hillman20th May 2002Beaten over the head with a spade by ex-husband Richard Hillman
36Maxine Peacock13th January 2003Bludgeoned to death with a crowbar by Richard Hillman at 4 Coronation Street
37Richard Hillman14th March 2003Drowned when car plunged into Weatherfield Canal
38Billy Platt2nd June 2004Complications of premature birth
39Tommy Harris4th March 2005Hit in the head with a wrench by daughter Katy Harris
40Ray Langton10th April 2005Stomach cancer
41Katy Harris20th April 2005Suicide - induced a diabetic coma by not taking medication. Passed away at Weatherfield General
42Mike Baldwin7th April 2006Heart attack following a short period of Alzheimer's disease
43Fred Elliott9th October 2006Suffered a stroke at 5 Grasmere Drive
44Charlie Stubbs15th January 2007Died from injuries sustained in a frenzied attack by Tracy Barlow
45Kasia Barowicz16th April 2007Accidental fall at Underworld
46Paul Connor6th June 2007Car crash
47Frank Nichols3rd October 2007Old age
48Vera Duckworth18th January 2008Heart failure - passed away peacefully at 9 Coronation Street
49Paul Connor Jr.30th April 2008Stillborn
50Liam Connor17th October 2008Murdered by Jimmy Dockerson in a hit-and-run plotted by Tony Gordon
51Mike Scott30th January 2009Blood clot on the lung - collapsed and died outside Weatherfield General in front of Janice Battersby
52Colin Grimshaw18th May 2009Suffered a stroke inside 11 Coronation Street
53Joe McIntyre8th February 2010Accidentally drowned in Lake Windermere whilst faking his own death
54Robbie Sloane7th June 2010Fatally shot by Tony Gordon
55Tony Gordon9th June 2010Perished in the fire he started inside Underworld
56Colin Fishwick30th July 2010Collapsed during a heated argument with John Stape and Charlotte Hoyle. Had previously sustained a severe brain haemorrhage in a beating from Ben Fielding
57Jack Duckworth8th November 2010Non-Hodgkin lymphoma - passed away peacefully at 9 Coronation Street
58Taxi Driver (Tram Crash Victim)6th December 2010Tram derailment in Coronation Street
59Ashley Peacock8th December 2010Killed when The Joinery collapsed
60Molly Dobbs9th December 2010Killed when a tram crashed into the Corner Shop
61Charlotte Hoyle10th December 2010Hit in the head with a hammer by John Stape. Died when her life support machine was turned off at Weatherfield General with the blessing of her parents
62Joy Fishwick10th January 2011Smothered by John Stape
63Edna Hargreaves7th March 2011Died under a hairdyer at Audrey's Salon - cause of death unknown
64John Stape28th October 2011Died due to injuries sustained in a car crash
65Frank Foster5th March 2012Murdered in Underworld, hours after buying Carla Connor's 60% share of the factory
66Lesley Kershaw11th May 2012Electrocuted whilst putting the toaster into the sink at 11 Coronation Street
67Eric Babbage25th February 2013Natural causes
68Toni Griffiths20th March 2013Killed in an explosion at the Rovers Return Inn
69Sunita Alahan3rd April 2013Breathing tube removed by Karl Munro after suffering injuries in the Rovers fire
70Hayley Cropper20th January 2014Took her own life at 16a Victoria Street after suffering from terminal pancreatic cancer
71Tina McIntyre2nd June 2014Died from injuries sustained after being viciously assaulted by Rob Donovan
72Kal Nazir28th May 2015Killed in an explosion following a fire which broke out inside 12 Victoria Court
73Maddie Heath1st June 2015Died from injuries sustained after an explosion at the Builder's Yard caused by the fire at 12 Victoria Court
74Callum Logan23rd September 2015Bludgeoned over the head by Kylie Platt inside 8 Coronation Street
75Kylie Platt15th July 2016Bled to death in her husband David Platt's arms in the middle of Coronation Street shortly after being stabbed by Clayton Hibbs
76Michael Rodwell18th November 2016Died of a heart attack as Pat Phelan watched on
77Ruairi McDonald11th January 2017Stillborn due to premature birth
78Vinny Ashford27th October 2017Shot by Andy Carver under the instruction of Pat Phelan
79Andy Carver27th October 2017Shot by Pat Phelan after taking the gun from Andy, who had been aiming it at him
80Luke Britton5th January 2018Burned to death after his car's petrol tank exploded when Pat Phelan fired his gun at it


No Name Date/Episode Details
1Ida Barlow11th September 1961Hit by a bus in Gray Street
2Joan WalkerMarch 1962Cause of death unknown
3Amy Carlton4th July 1962Old age
4Colin Appleby12th October 1962Car crash
5Alice Raynould25th March 1963Natural causes
6Susan Schofield27th January 1964Hit by a lorry outside Bessie Street School
7Nellie Bailey18th October 1964Cancer
8Sonia Peters10th May 1967Crushed when a goods train derailed off the viaduct
9Steve Tanner25th September 1968Pushed down a flight of stairs by Joe Donelli
10Reg Ellis5th November 1969Injuries sustained after Lake District coach crash
11David Barlow8th April 1970Killed in a car crash in Australia
12Darren Barlow9th April 1970Killed in a car crash in Australia
13Jack Walker30th June 1970Heart attack
14Phyllis Roberts18th September 1972Cancer
15Herbert James27th April 1973Heart attack
16Tom Schofield7th May 1973Old age
17Cyril Turpin25th February 1974Heart attack
18Martin DownesMarch 1975Car crash while serving the army in Northern Ireland
19Edna Gee1st October 1975Died in the factory fire which closed the Mark Brittain Warehouse
20Jerry Booth10th November 1975Heart attack
21Edith Platt17th August 1977Heart attack
22Alison Webster1980Breast cancer
23Monty Shawcross9th November 1980Heart attack
24Amy Wilton1981Cause of death unknown
25Arnold Swain22nd December 1981Natural causes
26Frankie Baldwin4th July 1982Cause of death unknown
27Sam LittlewoodSeptember 1982Cause of death unknown
28Archie Crabtree16th May 1983Stroke
29Len Fairclough7th December 1983Motorway accident. Len was returning from a date with Marjorie Proctor
30Bert Tilsley16th January 1984Natural causes
31Albert Tatlock14th May 1984Heart attack
32Stan Ogden21st November 1984Illness
33Don Ashton3rd June 1985Drowned when car plunged into the canal
34Pat Bradley6th January 1986Hit by a car
35Ada Arrowsmith23rd April 1986Natural causes
36Joan Lowther23rd November 1987Heart attack following an attack by intruders at her home
37Eddie Seddon11th January 1989Died due to injuries sustained in a lorry crash
38Peter Ingram17th August 1990Heart attack
39Amy Burton18th February 1991Heart attack
40Joyce Gilroy15th July 1991Heart attack
41Sandra Arden19th July 1991Car crash in Whitby
42Tim Arden19th July 1991Car crash in Whitby
43Cyril Marsden24th November 1991Natural causes
44Katie McDonald3rd January 1992Complications of premature birth
45Nobby Clarke1993Cause of death unknown
46Les Curry4th May 1993Heart attack
47Joss Shackleton8th November 1993Natural causes
48Louisa Connor18th December 1993Killed by a hit-and-run driver
49Mandy Baker25th March 1994Asthma attack
50Jim SedgewickDecember 1994Cause of death unknown
51Clifford Duckworth21st June 1995Car crash while holidaying in Malaga
52Elsie Duckworth21st June 1995Car crash while holidaying in Malaga
53Ivy Brennan23rd August 1995Stroke
54Charlie Hunter6th May 1996Heart attack
55Maisie McDonald1st July 1996Heart attack
56Tommy Mook9th August 1996Heart attack
57Billy Williams3rd November 1997Heart attack
58Harry Patterson2nd February 1998Cause of death unknown
59Shannon Tattersall17th April 1998Meningitis
60Elsie Seddon25th May 1998Stroke
61Tony Horrocks6th February 1999Bludgeoned with a baseball bat by Jez Quigley
62Walter Byford7th February 1999Old age
63Sidney Templeton6th August 1999Natural causes
64Raj Desai30th October 1999Cancer
65Susan Barlow11th February 2001Car crash
66Isabel Stephens24th June 2001Heart failure following a long period of Alzheimer's disease
67Jimmy KellyJuly 2001Natural causes
68Sharon Unwin16th March 2003Internal bleeding from perforated stomach ulcer
69Neil Fearns13th September 2003Car crash
70Preston KingNovember 2003Heart attack
71Cecil Newton28th November 2003Heart attack
72Margaret Phillips25th August 2004Cause of death unknown
73Bill Gregoryc.2004 (exact date/month unknown)Car crash in Portugal
74Elsie Tannerc.2004 (exact date/month unknown)Car crash in Portugal
75Harry BaldwinJuly 2005Cause of death unknown
76Lena Thistlewood1st January 2006Cause of death unknown
77Angela Hawthorne4th August 2007Heart attack
78Aunty Monica27th August 2007Cause of death unknown
79Lucy Barlow2nd October 2008Breast cancer
80Ramsay Clegg31st August 2009Inoperable brain tumour - passed away on his flight back to Australia
81Blanche Hunt3rd May 2010Suffered heart attack whilst holidaying in Portugal
82Quinny15th November 2010Killed in action serving in Afghanistan
83Jenny ButlerApril 2011Heroin overdose
84Jonno Richardson8th December 2011Collapsed due to liver failure
85Sam Foster6th January 2012Heart attack
86Jeff Horton5th April 2012Heart attack
87Betty Williams16th April 2012Natural causes
88Meredith McGuire23rd September 2012Natural causes
89St. John Cropper9th February 2013Heart attack
90Jane Rayner7th November 2013Pancreatic cancer
91Lenny BakerOctober 2014Cause of death unknown
92Gavin Rodwell13th March 2015Car accident
93Lucy20th April 2015Cancer
94Deirdre Barlow8th July 2015Brain aneurysm
95Tony Stewart April 2016 Suspected heart attack
96Mrs. MossApril 2017Unknown
97Drew Spellman19th June 2017Heart failure
98Lara Cutler2nd October 2017Jumped onto a train track
99Katy Armstrong18th October 2017Car crash in Portugal
100Aidan Connor7th May 2018Took his own life following months of depressive thoughts

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