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|Died||9 December 2020 (aged 68)|
|Known for||The Front Line, The Professionals, Doctors, Brookside, Coronation Street and Boys from the Blackstuff.|
Life and career
He took the background part of inmate Meakin in the cinematic re-make of the controversial borstal TV film Scum (1979), whose character launched an emotional tirade against senior members of staff after the suicide of another convict.
Igbon appeared as Angadi, part of a kidnapping gang in the hard-hitting police drama The Professionals; episode The Acorn Syndrome (1980). Igbon starred as Loggo in Boys from the Blackstuff, a BBC television drama about a group of unemployed men in Liverpool during the recession-ravaged early 1980s, written by Alan Bleasdale. He also took a leading role in the sitcom The Front Line, playing the dreadlocked Sheldon, alongside Paul Barber as his police officer brother Malcolm, and had a role in the film Water (1985).
Other staple programmes in which Igbon featured include Bleasdale drama G.B.H., medical serial Doctors and Channel 4 soap opera Brookside. He had a supporting role in the third series of Auf Wiedersehen, Pet as a bodyguard and stooge to the programme's main villain (played by Boys from the Blackstuff co-star Michael Angelis) and then took a temporary role in ITV soap Coronation Street, playing Tony Stewart the estranged father of regular character Jason Grimshaw. The character returned in 2014, but was played by actor Terence Maynard until November 2015. It was announced on 14 March 2016 that Tony would be killed off.
Igbon died in December 2020 at the age of 68.
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