CORONATION STREET fans expressed their shock earlier today when a news site wrongly reported that Malcolm Hebden had died.
The 78-year-old actor, who plays shopkeeper Norris Cole in the ITV soap, became a victim of the death hoax, shortly after he was hospitalised with a mystery illness a few weeks back.
Devastated fans took to Twitter to share their grief about Malcolm’s alleged death before his co-star Sally Ann Matthews, who plays Jenny Bradley, slammed the rumours on the social media site.
Sally retweeted a message which read: “To assure fans, I've just been told tonight by Corrie that the rumours that Malcolm Hebden has passed away are in fact untrue.”(sic)
Fans of the star eventually realised that the news was false and hit out at the inaccurate claims.