Coronation Street Star Dies Tragically Aged 56


Coronation Street star Iain Rogerson has died at the age of 56 following a suspected insulin overdose.

Rogerson, who played Harry Flagg on the show for two years, was admitted to hospital earlier this month as a result of the overdose, according to The Daily Post.

He left the cobbles in 2004, but has had roles in other British shows such as The Bill and Casualty.


Rogerson’s character, Harry Flagg, left the show to travel Europe, leaving Eileen Grimshaw behind – and fans were not happy with his departure.

Fans were so enamoured, they petitioned for Rogerson’s return, with fans from as far afield as New Zealand and Canada adding their voices to the petition – unfortunately though, Harry never made his way back to the street.

Iain passed away at Wrexham Maelor hospital on October 13, though the inquest has only been opened more recently.

He was born in High Wycombe but lived in North Wales for many years.

The Corriepedia fansite character biography for Harry Flagg reads:

He worked at Manchester Airport for over twenty 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.

He also cleaned at Underworld for Mike Baldwin, saving businessman Preston King from a heart attack at one point.


It continues:

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.

Rogerson also made appearances in Mike Bassett – England Manager, To Kill A King and Bedazzled, as well as TV shows, Doctors, Heartbeat and Peak Practice.


Our thoughts are with his friends and family during this difficult time.