The Liverpool actor and director, best known for his role as Jimmy Corkhill in TV drama Merseyside, died last month at the age of 68. Brookside cast members, including Sue Johnston, Michael Stark and Louis Emerick, were among those who attended the service at Liverpool Parish Church.

The coffin arrived at the church in a horse-drawn carriage, accompanied by a flower stand with the word “Deano” written on it.

Dean Sullivan at Liverpool funeral

Sue Jenkins, who played his wife Jackie Corkhill, and Claire Sweeney, who played his daughter Lindsay Corkhill, paid tribute.

Sullivan’s dog was a Schnauzer named Billy.

Soap creator Phil Redmond and Princess Diana’s former butler Paul Burrell also attended the service.

The service has requested donations to Prostate Cancer UK in memory of the actor.

Mr. Sullivan He was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2018.

Last month, Sullivan’s family said in a statement: “It is with deep sadness that we announce that actor Dean Sullivan passed away peacefully on November 29, 2023 after a short illness.”

‘Dean is best known as the longest-serving member of the ground-breaking Channel 4 series His Brookside. He played the role of Jimmy Corkhill, which made Dean an icon in British soaps. .

“To millions of people, he was, and still is, remembered as Jimmy. To his family and friends, he was Dino.”

Brookside was founded in November 1982. I did. These homes are located in a real cul-de-sac, part of a housing estate in West Derby, Liverpool.

Sullivan later joined in 1986 and quickly became a series regular due to the popularity of his character.