Actor and activist Tony Booth dies

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Actor or actress Tony Booth, who starred within BBC sitcom Till Death All of us Do Part, has died, their family have said.

Booth, who was 85, have been suffering from Alzheimer’s for more than ten years and had suffered heart problems.

He had a 50-year acting profession and appeared in numerous TV shows which includes Coronation Street, EastEnders, Emmerdale as well as the Bill.

He seemed to be a political activist and the dad of Cherie Booth and father-in-law to ex-prime minister Tony Blair.

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Image caption Booth (left) starred within Till Death Us Do Spend Una Stubbs, Dandy Nichols plus Warren Mitchell

Tony Booth often talked out against his son-in-law’s federal government and wrote about their living in Downing Street in his life What’s Left?.

He or she campaigned to raise the state pension plus criticised the government over the Iraq battle.

But he has been close to his daughter and had been at her side for activities including when she was sworn in as a QC.

Image caption Tony Booth was often in his daughter Cherie’s side

A declaration released on behalf of his wife Steph Booth said he had “passed aside late last night with close members of the family in attendance”.

The particular statement added: “The family request their privacy to be respected at the moment. ”

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Image caption In 1987 Booth performed Alec Gilroy’s best man Charles Halliday in Coronation Street

Born within Liverpool in 1931, Booth found out a talent for acting throughout his National Service.

He won parts in displays including Z Cars and Dixon of Dock Green before getting the role of “Scouse git” Mike in Till Death All of us Do Part.

Booth played the left-wing son-in-law of right-wing Cockney Alf Garnett in the show between 1966 plus 1975.

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Picture caption Booth married Coronation Street actress Pat Phoenix within 1986

In real life, Booth was wedded four times – his 3rd wife was Pat Phoenix who seem to played Elsie Tanner in Coronation Street. She died a week once they married in 1986.

Booth also appeared in Coronation Street in two stints, within the 1960s and again in 1987.

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