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Zoe Henry: Jeff Hordley's wife talks 'sad' loss as Emmerdale couple address actor's death

Emmerdale star Zoe Henry shared the heartbreaking news in a candid message on Twitter. The Rhona Goskirk actress revealed she and her husband Jeff Hordley (who played Cain Dingle) were deeply saddened by the news of Seun Shote’s death.

The 47-year-old explained it was an “unbelievable loss” to the acting community as she shared an obituary article dedicated to Shote’s memory.

It comes after the actor, who appeared in the West End, died unexpectedly at the age of 47.

Tributes have since poured in for Shote, following the news of his death.

In view of her 102,000 Twitter followers, the Emmerdale star penned a heartfelt tribute.

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Shote was born and raised in Stoke Newington, north London, and trained at the Manchester Metropolitan School of Theatre.

The actor had appeared in numerous stage productions including a UK tour of Chinonyerem Odimba’s Princess & the Hustler in 2019.

He took a title role in Athol Fugard’s Sizwe Banzi Is Dead, set in apartheid-era South Africa, staged at the New Vic in Newcastle-under-Lyme in 2005 and later reprised his role four years later.

In 2005, he also appeared in an opera based on the death of Stephen Lawrence.


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