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Former Coronation Street actor Iain Rogerson dies from suspected insulin overdose

The 56-year-old star played Harry Flagg from 2002 until 2004

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Gemma Strong
Online Digital News Director
October 27, 2017
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Coronation Street actor Iain Rogerson has passed away at the age of 56. The actor, who played Rovers Return employee Harry Flagg from 2002 until 2004, is thought to have died from a suspected insulin overdose. He passed away in hospital on 13 October, the Daily Post reports. Iain also had roles in The Bill, Casualty and Doctors, and appeared in films including Mike Bassett – England Manager, Bedazzled and To Kill A King. During Iain's time on Corrie, his character Harry was seen developing feelings for Eileen Grimshaw (Sue Cleaver) but she declined to join him when he left to travel Europe.

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Coronation Street actor Iain Rogerson has sadly passed away from a suspected insulin overdose

The Corriepedia entry for the character reads: "He worked at Manchester Airport for over 20 years as a cleaner, including a long stint in the VIP suite. Having visited the Rovers Return Inn and commented on how unclean it appeared, Harry agreed to clean it for a few pints of beer and £10. Having made such a good job of it, landlord Fred Elliott took him on full-time. Soon Harry became potman and cellarman. He also cleaned at Underworld for Mike Baldwin, saving businessman Preston King from a heart attack at one point.

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The 56-year-old starred as Corrie's Harry Flagg from 2002 until 2004

"He clashed with Frankie Baldwin when her husband Danny took over as a shareholder in Underworld, she teased him and labelled him 'Half Mast' referring to his surname. Harry eventually left the Street to drive around the sights of Europe. He offered Eileen Grimshaw the chance to come with him, but she declined."

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