CORONATION Street fans are in tears after Roy Cropper leaves the cobblestones for good.
The owner of the cafe – who is played by actor David Neilson on the ITV soap opera – decided he had to leave because he couldn’t watch Sam Blakeman every day knowing he was partly responsible for the murder of his mother Natasha.
Roy was aware of the gun that killed Natasha but did not report it and has since lied to the police to protect Abi Franklin.
After handing over his entire business and apartment to his niece Nina, Roy decided to travel to South America to work as a chef for the needy.
But his family and friends were devastated by his plan to leave and came together to stop him.
Nothing worked and so in a last ditch effort, Nina locked the door to the cafe and tried to stop Roy that way.
But when the cab driver honked his horn, Roy told him it was time to leave.
“Someday I hope you find it in your heart to forgive me,” he said.
“It’s my only hope for peace. I must go and atone for what I have done.
“As you know, I have offered you my estate so that you always have a roof over your head and money to come and a place to belong to you in this caring and caring community. Now please… “
She unlocked the door but was not finished yet.
“You know, when I was beaten, you brought me back,” she told him.
“It was your voice that I could hear as I drifted in and out of consciousness. My father left me because he had no choice.
“Please don’t do this to me Roy.” You are the only person in the world that I trust and love you.
Sobs, she said to him, “You promised me that you would always take care of me.” Roy. “
But he just said “sorry” before he got out and got in the cab and left Weatherfield for a new life in South America.
Viewers were in tears at his silent farewell.
One of them wrote: “Cobblestones without #Roy? Unthinkable!”
A second said, “Everyone loves you Roy.”
Another added: “The scene of Roy’s cropping and the fact that they tell him how much they love him for his weirdness and how crap life would be without him gave me a lump in my head. throat!”
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