TV veteran Roger Lloyd-Pack has passed away following a battle with pancreatic cancer, we are sad to report.
Lloyd-Pack, who entertained us by screen, stage and TV for over 4 decades, is probably best known in homes all over the world for playing Trigger, the hapless friend of Del Boy and Rodney in the hugely popular BBC sitcom, Only Fools and Horses.
Renowned for his repeatedly calling Rodney Dave, Lloyd-Pack went on to star in many popular TV shows since his career began back in 1965, including playing Owen Newitt in the Dawn French sitcom, The Vicar of Dibley.
More recently Lloyd-Pack has gone on to star in some of the best known films since the turn of the century, including playing Barty Crouch, Sr in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Mendel in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.
The news of his sad passing was announced by his agent, who confirmed that the star, who was born in Islington in 1944 to actor Charles Lloyd-Park from the Hammer horrors and Ulrike Pulay , had passed away last night (Wednesday January 15).
This news comes at a very sad time, especially given the fact that Only Fools and Horses was set to return for a one off sketch for this year’s Sport Relief, with rumours of a return series to follow.
Lloyd-Park had previously said that staring in the series was “both a blessing and a curse” whilst expressing his embarrassment at the fame and popularity playing Trigger earned him, saying:
‘It’s extraordinary to me as an actor to find oneself in a sitcom that’s been successful and goes on being successful. I can’t go anywhere without anyone going on about it.”
Our sincerest sympathy and best wishes go out to the family, friends and loved ones of Roger Lloyd-Pack at this very sad time – Watch a clip of Roger in Only Fools and Horses glory below: