ROYLE Family star Ricky Tomlinson has today revealed one of his brothers has died from coronavirus. The death of David Tomlinson, 79, was announced on November 3 but Ricky has not spoken publicly about it until this morning. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates Devastated Ricky, who played Jim Royle in the popular sitcom for 12 years, spoke about his loss as he urged people to take part in a mass Covid-19 testing pilot in Liverpool.
In a video message posted on the Liverpool City Council Twitter account, the actor said: "Covid is a killer. "I know only too well, because one of my brothers has just died from Covid-19. "Don't let it happen to you, send away for your kit today and do what you're supposed to do.