The show's producers say Tarmey died Friday in Tenerife. He had been in poor health for several years.
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Jack and his tart-tongued wife Vera, played by Liz Dawn, were among the longest-running characters on the soap, which is set in a working-class community in northwest England.
Tarmey, a former laborer, joined "Coronation Street" in 1979 and left in 2010.
The program has fans around the globe -- including rapper Snoop Dogg, who recorded a message to mark its 50th anniversary in 2010.
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