CORONATION Street fans praised Richard Hawley’s heartbreaking performance during this evening’s episode.
The actor, who plays Johnny Connor, gave an emotional speech during Aidan’s funeral – one month after he tragically took his own life.
Richard Hawley gave a heartbreaking performance during tonight’s episode of Coronation Street
Viewers said they couldn’t stop their tears from falling as Johnny said he wished he could have saved Aidan.
The funeral got off to a rocky start after Alya Nazir tried to attend the service but was turned away by Carla Connor.
Once the mourners had arrived and were seated, Johnny started to read the eulogy he had penned for his beloved son.
As well as talking about memories of Aidan as a child, Johnny referenced his tragic suicide.
Aidan Connor’s funeral got off to a rocky start when Carla Connor turned on Alya Nazir
She was banned from the funeral after a feud with Aidan’s family when they discovered he’d left her the factory in his will
The small family funeral was made all the more poignant by Johnny’s emotional eulogy
He told the congregation: “Looking back, I wish I could have done something.
“I wish I could have saved him.”
Eva Price, played by Catherine Tyldesley, fled from the funeral in tears after Johnny’s admission.
She broke down while talking to her sister Toyah Battersby and said she couldn’t live with the guilt.
He told the congregation he wished he could have saved Aidan, who took his own life last month
There wasn’t a dry eye in the church and viewers at home said they were in tears at the scenes
Aidan’s ex Eva Price struggled to cope
When Aidan took his own life, his family had no idea he was going through such turmoil.
His death has since weighed heavily upon them and soap bosses have been praised for their portrayal of the subject.
Viewers praised Richard and told him he should get an award for his emotional scenes.
One tweeted: “I’m in bits, everyone involved in the Aiden storyline has been amazing but @RichardHawley1 @Cath_Tyldesley @Faye_Brookes have been truly outstanding.”
She later left the church and told her sister Toyah Battersby she was struggling to live with the guilt