Tony Booth, Cherie Blair’s father and Till Death Us Do Part actor, dies at 85

Actor Tony Booth, who starred in BBC sitcom Till Death Us Do Part, has died, his family have said.06039355

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

He had a 50-year acting career and appeared in numerous TV shows including Coronation Street, EastEnders, Emmerdale and The Bill.

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

Booth was married four times – his third wife was Pat Phoenix who played Elsie Tanner in Coronation Street. She died a week after they married in 1986.

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

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