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How many children does Johnny Briggs have?

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

But did Johnny Briggs have any children?

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How many children does Johnny Briggs have?

Johnny Briggs has a total of six children.

He has three adult sons, and three adult daughters.

Who are Johnny Briggs children?

In real life, Johnny was a father of six, having been married twice – once to Caroline Sinclair from 1961 to 1975, and later to Christine Allsop from 1977 to 2006.

He had six children: three daughters Karen, Jennifer and Stephanie; and three sons Anthony, Michael and Mark.

Karen

Karen is Briggs' only daughter from his first marriage to Caroline Sinclair.

She was born in 1966, making her 55 years old.

Jennifer

Jennifer was the first child born out of Briggs' marriage with his second wife.

She was born in 1978, making her 43 this year.

Stephanie

Born in 1982, Stephanie is 39 years old.

Her mother is Christine Allsop.

Anthony

Anthony, alongside his brother Michael, was born from Briggs' second marriage with Christine Allsop.

Michael

Michael is 41, born in 1980.

His mother is Briggs' second wife, Christine.

Mark

Mark Briggs was born in 1963, making him 58 this year.

His mother was Briggs' first wife, Caroline Sinclair.

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.”

Johnny Briggs dead at 85 – Coronation Street legend who played Mike Baldwin dies surrounded by his family

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