Sure Minister star Derek Fowlds has died on the age of 82, his household has confirmed.
The British actor was greatest recognized for enjoying Bernard Woolley within the hit political comedy.
He additionally starred as Oscar Blaketon in ITV police drama Heartbeat for 18 years.
Fowlds died at Royal United Hospitals Bathtub within the early hours of Friday (January 17) morning after affected by pneumonia that led to coronary heart failure brought on by sepsis.
He was surrounded by his household when he died and is survived by sons Jamie and Jeremy.
Helen Bennett, his private assistant and long-time good friend, advised PA: “He was probably the most beloved man to all people who ever met him, he by no means had a nasty phrase to say about anyone and he was so effectively revered, adored by everybody.
“You could not have met a nicer particular person ever, he was only a fantastic man and I’ll miss him terribly.”
Born in London in 1937, Fowlds educated at RADA and went on to seem in movies together with Lodge Paradiso, Tamahine and East of Sudan all through the 60s.
He additionally starred in TV sequence together with Z Automobiles, The Liver Birds and ITV Sunday Evening Theatre, and located fame with a youthful viewers as Mr Derek on The Basil Brush Present.
Fowlds joined the youngsters’s programme in 1969, changing Rodney Bewes because the presenter, and appeared alongside the glove puppet fox till 1973.
He joined Sure Minister in 1984 alongside Paul Eddington and Nigel Hawthorne and appeared within the sequence for 4 years. He later reprised the function of Woolley for the sequel Sure, Prime Minister from 1986 till 1988.
He joined Heartbeat in 1992 and stayed on the present for its whole 18 sequence run till it was cancelled in 2010.
The actor was married to actress Wendy Tory from 1963 to 1973 and to Blue Peter presenter Lesley Judd from 1974 to 1978.
With further reporting by Press Affiliation.