Brookside star recalls ‘unforgettable adventures’ with Dean Sullivan after ‘last goodbye’

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Brookside actor Michael Starke has paid tribute to his late co-star Dean Sullivan after listening to the unhappy information of his loss of life, aged simply 68.


Tribute to late Brookside star Dean Sullivan (Image: ITV)

Dean Sullivan Brookside, who performed Jimmy Corkhill on the Channel 4 cleaning soap for nearly 20 years between 1986 and 2003, sadly died this week after a “brief sickness”. Now, his co-star Michael Starke, who performed Thomas ‘Sinbad’ Sweeney proper as much as the tip of the cleaning soap, has honored his life with an emotional tribute.

Taking to Twitter (X), Michael – who first joined Brookside again in 1982 – made it clear that his late pal was an enormous affect. “RIP Old pal. I received to say goodbye one final time,” he wrote.

“Beautiful recollections and unforgettable adventures. To all his family and friends. From mine to mine.” The two had been longtime buddies on the cleaning soap, and it has now emerged that they appeared to be bosom buddies off-screen as nicely.

Meanwhile, it is not simply Michael who has spoken out following Dean’s loss of life, as a variety of different well-known names have additionally taken to social media. Family Fortunes star Les Dennis, who was the primary Strictly Come Dancing contestant to go away the present this 12 months, was adopted by the loss of life of his pal Jake Abraham from Lock Stock and Two Barrels Smoking only a month earlier.

Today, he expressed his grief on the premature lack of one other co-star. “Very unhappy to listen to that the beautiful Dean Sullivan has handed away,” he tweeted.


Brookside’s Michael Starke has paid tribute to co-star Dean Sullivan (Image: TWITTER (X))

“I made a brief go to to Brookside and he welcomed me with open arms. A gorgeous, humorous, nice man.

“He left us far too quickly,” he mentioned, earlier than including: “Thoughts are with his family and friends.”

Les met Dean after his half as businessman Bill Evans within the cleaning soap again in 2001, which made waves amongst followers.

Producer Paul Marquess appears to have spoken for a lot of when he excitedly exclaimed: “I’m delighted that Les is joining Brookside Close. As one of the most famous Liverpudlians in the country, it is probably long overdue.”


Les Dennis additionally paid tribute to Dean Sullivan (Image: TWITTER (X))

Meanwhile, Dean’s on-screen son James within the cleaning soap, performed by actor George Christopher, obtained excessive reward for him following the information of his loss of life.

“My function as Jimmy’s troubled son was very demanding, I discovered a lot from him in each scene. He was a pure actor who excelled on the proper instances,” he recalled.

Heartthrob star Tricia Penrose, who just lately filmed an episode of Celebrity Antiques Roadshow with Dean, mentioned she was “heartbroken” to listen to of his loss of life.

Meanwhile, even Liverpool City Council left an unforgettable tribute to town’s native icon, writing: “A passionate Scouser & champion of our cultural life, he shall be sorely missed. Our condolences to his household and buddies.”


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