Actor and activist Tony Booth dies

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Actor Tony Booth, who starred in BBC sitcom Till Death Us Do Part, has died, their own families have said.

Booth, who was 85, had been suffering from Alzheimer’s for more than 10 times and had suffered soul problems.

He had a 50 -year playing occupation and appeared in numerous Tv shows including Coronation Street, EastEnders, Emmerdale and The Bill.

He was also a political organizer and the father-god of Cherie Booth and father-in-law to ex-prime minister Tony Blair.

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Image caption Booth( left) starred in Till Death Us Do Part with Una Stubbs, Dandy Nichols and Warren Mitchell

Tony Booth often spoke out against his son-in-law’s governments wrote about their life in Downing Street in his autobiography What’s Left ?.

He campaigned to raise the regime welfare and criticised the governmental forces over the Iraq war.

But he was close to his daughter and was at her back for occasions including when she was asserted in as a QC.

Image caption Tony Booth was often at his daughter Cherie’s side

A statement exhausted on behalf of the members of his wife Steph Booth said he had “passed away late last-place darknes with close family members in attendance”.

The statement contributed: “The family ask for their privacy to be respected at this time.”

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Image caption In 1987 Booth frisked Alec Gilroy’s best man Charles Halliday in Coronation Street

Born in Liverpool in 1931, Booth discovered a knack for acting during his National Service.

He earned constituents in supports including Z Vehicle and Dixon of Dock Green before acre the responsibilities of the “Scouse git” Mike in Till Death Us Do Part.

Booth dallied the left-wing son-in-law of right-wing Cockney Alf Garnett in the display between 1966 and 1975.

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Image caption Booth married Coronation Street actress Pat Phoenix in 1986

In real life, Booth was marriage four times – his third partner was Pat Phoenix who frisked Elsie Tanner in Coronation Street. She died a week after they married in 1986.

Booth too appeared in Coronation Street in two stints, in the 1960 s and again in 1987.

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