Veteran British actor Johnny Leeze has passed away at the age of 78 after tested positive for coronavirus, his daughter Holly has confirmed.
Holly told the Daily Star that her father Emmerdale and Coronation Street star died following short illness two weeks ago.
According to the daughter, Johnny was tested positive for coronavirus a day before his death.
She further said that her father also suffered a heart attack on the morning of his death and was rushed to hospital.
Johnny’s death was also confirmed by his brother Phillip on social media saying “It is with deep regret to inform you all my brother John passed away this morning. A lot of you will remember him as Ned Glover in Emmerdale, or comedian Johnny Leeze, on the club scene.”
'He had Covid, and underlying health issues. He made thousands laugh. He will be missed greatly by us all."
'Rest in Peace John. Your loving brother Phil, and sisters, Pam & Sheila. I know you will have them all in stitches up there. Fly high on angels wings.'