Crowned street hero Malcolm Hebden has been spotted for the first time in three years since he stopped playing Norris.
The ITV soap has killed off fan favorite Norris Cole after Malcolm Hebden, 82, quit the show after 27 years.
Malcolm was all smiles as he stood next to the two friends.
He looks smart in a dark winter jacket and pants.
The actor wears glasses similar to those of his on-screen character.
The lovable star has been a hit with fans from the start.
Known for his love of gossip and his work on The Kabin, Norris first appeared on Cobbles in 1994.
Over the years, he and Rita Tanner (Barbara Knox) and Emily Bishop (Eileen Derbyshire), who also tied the knot with Mary Taylor (Patti Clare) in 2017.
A year later he filed for divorce in order to tie the knot with Emily’s niece Freda Burgess (Ali Briggs) They have been living at Stillwaters Aged Care Home since then.
When Freda called Rita to tell her that he was hospitalized after falling to the ground and that doctors thought it was a stroke, Rita was concerned.
Rita and Ken are clearly concerned about their pal and visit Norris in hospital, where they hear some devastating news.
Freda had to tell the couple that they were too late and her husband died before they arrived.
Marie and Freda have a tense relationship as they prepare for his funeral, and Rita has to try to defuse the situation.
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