Jason Grimshaw's villainous dad actually bowed out of Weatherfield last November after Liz McDonald managed to get him to sign his share of the Rovers back to Steve.
Tony, played by Terence Maynard, will not return to film his character's exit, as the builder will be given an off-screen death.
Having arrived on the cobbles in 2014, Tony's exit late last year saw him tell Jason that he was leaving for Birmingham.
Now, scenes of Tony's death are set to be aired next month when the police will tell Jason and the Grimshaw family that Tony has died.
Bosses are thought to be keeping tight-lipped over his cause of death.
A source told The Sun: "Tony has been great but there's no way back for his character."
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