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Coronation Street creator Tony Warren dies

Coronation Street creator and writer Tony Warren has died, aged 79.
The TV writer, real name Anthony McVay Simpson passed away on Tuesday (01Mar16) after a short illness.
Warren created the British soap opera in 1960, initially penning 13 episodes of the drama set in Weatherby, a fictional area of Greater Manchester, England for British broadcaster Granada Television.
Warren continued to write for the show as it became established as one of the U.K.’s most popular programmes in the 1960s, overseeing his creation as a consultant in his later years.
Bosses at the soap’s current broadcaster, ITV released a statement saying, “It is with great sadness that Coronation Street confirms legendary creator and acclaimed writer Tony Warren MBE passed away peacefully last night (March 1) surrounded by his loving friends, aged 79, after a short illness.
“All who worked with Tony throughout his illustrious career had the utmost respect for his achievements and he remained a consultant on the Manchester-based soap until the day he died.”

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