Ricky Tomlinson’s brother has died from Covid-19.
The Royle Family star confirmed the sad news as he urged Liverpudlians to avail of the city’s testing scheme.
The 81-year-old filmed a video for Liverpool City Council, in which he revealed he had taken one of the home testing kits provided by the council.
Tomlinson said: ‘I sent away for one of these Covid testing kits. I’ve done it and I’m sending it back. Then, I’m going to send for another one and repeat it again, do the test and send it back.
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‘It’s so important. Covid is a killer. I know only too well because one of my brother has just died from Covid-19.’
The actor continued: ‘Don’t let it happen to you. Send away for your kit today, and do what you’re supposed to do. Save your life and your loved ones around you.’
Metro.co.uk has contacted a rep for Tomlinson for comment.
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