Alan Igbon dead: How did Coronation Street star Alan Igbon die?

Alan Igbon stars as Tony Stewart in Coronation Street in 2003

Soap star Alan Igbon has died aged 68, according to his niece. The British actor was best known for his work across ITV soap Coronation Street and Channel 4’s Brookside. Igbon also had several other acclaimed television show credits to his name.

How did Alan Igbon die?

Igbon’s niece Lee-Ann Igbon posted news of his death on social media yesterday.

In a touching tribute on Facebook, she said: “Early December 2020 my mums brother Alan Igbon my uncle passed away peaceful.

“He is well known for being an actor in Boys from the black stuff, Scum, GBH, Coronation st, Brookside and many more. R.i.e.p xxx [sic].”

No cause of death has been given for the star but will update this article when any information becomes available.

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Igbon’s death led many of his fellow actors and co-stars to post tributes to the actor.

Bridgerton’s Adjoa Andoh posted on Twitter: “Alan Igbon RIP January 2nd.

“An Actor who paved a way for we Black Actors in a Scum, Boys From The Blackstuff, Coronation Street etc… We stand on your shoulders. Rest In Power Brother.”

While James Bond and Resident Evil star Colin Salmon shared Andoh’s post, adding: “Absolute giant for me. Authentic in every role. RIP Alan Igbon.”

Michael Smiley shared an image of the star and tweeted: “RIP Alan Igbon, a fantastic actor.”

Igbon’s fellow Brookside co-star Louis Emerick said: “Another sad loss, #AlanAdjIgbon..Riep Adj. Boys from the blackstuff, Scum ,Gbh, Brooky, Corrie, Adj graced them all.

“A very underrated actor, Adj was an inspiration to me, he and @PaulBarberActor made me realise ‘yes it can be done’. Goodbye Adj, never forgotten.”

Born on May 29, 1960 in Hulme, Manchester, Ibgon started getting screen roles in the mid-1970s.


Among his early credits were Life Begins at Forty, Nightingale’s Boys, Babylon and Me! I’m Afraid of Virginia Woolf.

However, it was his role as Loggo Logmond in 1980s TV series Boys from the Blackstuff which saw him rose to fame.

He went on to star in shows No Problem! and The Front Line as well as G.B.H., according to IMDb.

Ibon also appeared in classic British comedy Auf Wiedersehen, Pet.

He appeared as Tony Stewart in Coronation Street in the early 2000s.

One of his last screen credits was in the BBC medical daytime soap Doctors.

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