Actor Clive Hornby, who plays Jack Sugden in Emmerdale, has died aged 63.
Clive joined Emmerdale in 1980 and remained the longest-serving cast member in the history of the soap.
Emmerdale producer Anita Turner said: "This is a devastating loss and we are all deeply saddened.
"Clive will be greatly missed by everyone who has worked with him on Emmerdale during the past 28 years.
"He was a hugely popular and well-respected member of cast and a terrific actor. Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time."