Acting Legend Dead at 68

Acting Legend Dead at 68

( British actor Dean Sullivan died on November 28 at the age of 68. He was best known for his role as the character Jimmy Corkhill on the famous English soap opera Brookside. The actor was one of the main stars in England’s acting industry and the most recognizable face in the Channel 4 program. He was part of the show from 1986 to its grand finale in 2003.

Sullivan’s family, along with talent agency Hamilton Management, released a joint statement where they announced his death and noted that the actor had been dealing with a severe illness for a long time. They also wrote that he will be remembered by millions of fans in the United Kingdom because of the charisma and skillful acting he delivered on Brookside. The family and the acting agency also expressed their gratitude to the Arrow Park Hospital for their “consistent support” and respect during “this time of grief.”

According to different reports, the actor was diagnosed with prostate cancer back in 2018. From that moment, he has urged men to remain vigilant with any change in their bodies. During an interview with the Liverpool Echo back in August, Sullivan spoke for the first time about his cancer with a media outlet. He explained that the day he was diagnosed with prostate cancer, he knew something wasn’t right when he was going to the hospital.

The famous soap opera followed the lives of neighbors in a small Liverpool community. In addition to Sullivan, other British TV stars in the show included Sue Johnston, Ricky Tomlinson, Anna Friel, and Claire Sweeney. While he was initially introduced as a secondary character, Sullivan’s Corkhill eventually became one of the main stars of Brookside and was even involved in some of the show’s most memorable storylines. These included a painful divorce and drug addiction.

When the show ended in 2003, Sullivan was the longest-serving Brookside’s cast member. He won the UK’s Soap Award that same year.

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