What was Johnny Briggs' net worth?

CORONATION Street legend Johnny Briggs has sadly passed away at the age of 85.

But what was Johnny Briggs' net worth?

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What was Johnny Briggs net worth?

Johnny had a net worth of around £1.8million, according to celebrity sites.

It’s a fortune that he earned through his successful TV career.

What was Johnny Briggs famous for?

Born on September 5, 1935, in Battersea, south-west London, Johnny was 85 years old when he died.

When he was a child, Johnny was evacuated to the English countryside during World War II, but returned to London at the age of 12 to start a career in show business.

He studied at the Italia Conti Academy Theatre of Arts.

Johnny had a number of roles in British shows, including Crossroads, The Saints, The Persuaders!, Thick as Thieves, and No Hiding Place.

After taking a break from acting for two years in 1953, when he did military service with the Royal Tank Regiment in Germany, he resumed his career and appeared in several Carry On Films.

In 1976, he landed his most famous role: Mike Baldwin in Coronation Street.

How did Johnny Briggs die?

Johnny Briggs, who played Mike Baldwin in Coronation Street for 30 years, has died aged 85.

His family said he had died peacefully after "a long illness, with family by his side" and asked for privacy to "remember the wonderful times we had with him".

The actor played the role for 30 years and is best remembered for his famous bust up with Ken Barlow, played by Bill Roache, after he had an affair with his wife Deirdre, played by the late Anne Kirkbride.

Johnny joined the soap in 1976 and went on to appear in 2,349 episodes before he left the show in 2006.

In a statement his family said: “It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our father, Johnny Briggs.

“He passed away peacefully this morning after a long illness, with family by his side.  He was 85.

“We politely ask for privacy at this time, so that we can quietly grieve as a family and remember the wonderful times we had with him. Thank you.”

Was Johnny Briggs married?

Johnny Briggs got married twice.

He was married to Caroline Sinclair from 1961 to 1975, and then to Christine Allsop from 1977 to 2006.

Johnny left his first wife Caroline for teacher Christine Allsop in 1973.

But after 28 years, their marriage also ended after Christine felt she was in a "a one-parent family" as the soap star's TV commitments got too much.

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