Corrie character Jack Duckworth will pass away in his armchair

Jack Duckworth‘s final scenes will air on Coronation Street tonight.

The popular character, played by actor Bill Tarmey, will be seen passing away in his armchair after losing his battle with cancer.

Before he dies, Jack will be reunited with late wife Vera (actress Liz Dawn) as he drifts in and out of consciousness.

She will be seen ‘appearing’ to him in a vision and they will share a tender kiss as they sway to Matt Munro song Softly As I leave You.

Lifeless Jack will then be discovered by close pal Tyrone Dobbs, played by Alan Halsall.

Bill, 69, reckons it’s the perfect ending.

‘People often ask if I like Jack Duckworth. I always reply, “Like him? I bloody love him,” he says.

‘I’ve had the most amazing 30 years because of him.

‘I’ve also had some great storylines and Jack‘s final scene is a fitting ending to a great character.’

Coronation Street airs on ITV tonight at 7.30pm and 8.30pm.