"For years, I'd managed to get away with it, but I'd always been waiting for the bubble to burst."
'Coronation Street' actor Bill Tarmey dies at 71 →
"I could make it easier on myself. I could give up smoking. I could go and sit in a rocking chair," Tarmey once said. "But that wouldn't be me. That would kill me sooner than the old ticker would."
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