Brookside legend Louis Emerick heartbroken after his brother passes away

BROOKSIDE legend Louis Emerick has been left heartbroken following the death of his brother.

The 61-year-old revealed that Jimmy had passed away earlier this week, telling his fans he had got his "heavenly wings".

Sharing a picture of himself with Jimmy and his other brother David, the actor wrote:  "Good morning all happy @Ballstocancer #TBT the only #Tbt pic I could post today,here with my 2elder brothers,Jimmy and David,from 2015, sadly,Jimmy(on the right)got his heavenly wings yesterday.

“So,a bitter,but more sweet today,that I have So many great memories,Goodnight Rkid.”

Jimmy's cause of death is not yet known.

Louis is a huge supporter of male cancer charity Balls to Cancer, and regularly encourages people to get themselves checked out.

The star – best known for his role as Mick Johnson in the Channel 4 soap – was inundated with messages of support from his followers.

Appreciative of the kind words, Louis wrote: “Hey peeps,I want to thank All of you for your lovely msgs of,love,support,empathy and strength..cannot Thank u enough.”

Louis played Brookside resident Mick from 1989 to 2001.

During his time on the show, he was involved in a series of hard-hitting storylines including euthanasia and having a stalker.

His character worked as a takeaway man and was one of the most loved characters on the show.

More recently fans will know Louis for his role on Corrie where he played Liz McDonald’s love interest. 

He played Mike Thornberry – a former school teacher of veteran resident Steve McDonald.

After working as a cabbie, Mike soon struck up a flirtatious bond with Liz, and it doesn’t take too long for a romance to start blooming.

However he left the street after realising Liz was more interested in being with Johnny Connor than him and he takes a trip back to France.

Last year it was revealed that Louis had won his first Hollywood role alongside A-listers Arnold Schwarzenegger and Michael Fassbender in Kung Fury 2.

The movie, which is slated for release next year, is the sequel to the 2015 English-language Swedish martial arts comedy featurette film, written and directed by David Sandberg.

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