Roger Lloyd-Pack dead: Only Fools and Horses actor who played Trigger dies at 69

 

The "irreplaceable" British actor Roger Lloyd-Pack, best known for playing Trigger in classic UK comedy Only Fools and Horses, has died. He was 69.

His agent, Maureen Vincent, said he died of pancreatic cancer at his London home on Wednesday night, surrounded by his family.

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After a career spanning almost 50 years across stage and screen, Lloyd-Pack was also known for roles in The Vicar of Dibley and Doctor Who.

His recent film roles included Barty Crouch in 2005's Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and a role in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.

He was also a staunch socialist, often spotted at political marches and rallies for nuclear disarmament and left-wing causes.

Upon the news, Graham Linehan - creator of Father Ted and The IT Crowd - tweeted: "Very sad news about Roger Lloyd-Pack. Trigger was an ancestor to (Father Ted's) Father Dougal and I'm glad I once had a chance to tell him so."

And John Challis, who as car dealer Boycie appeared alongside Lloyd-Pack for years in "Only Fools", said: "I spoke to Roger two days ago. Roger said it was a bit awkward to talk at that particular moment. It is very sad and very distressing.

 

"My thoughts are with his family. He was a remarkable man and he'll be missed. Roger is irreplaceable. It's a very sorry day."

Roger Lloyd-Pack alongside fellow actors Jude Law and Kevin Spacey at a protest Roger Lloyd-Pack alongside fellow actors Jude Law and Kevin Spacey at a protest The Apprentice's Lord Sugar added to the tributes, tweeting that Trigger was "one of my favourite TV characters," and actor James Corden tweeted: "So sad to hear about the passing on Roger Lloyd Pack. What an incredible actor and person. May he rest in peace."

Lloyd-Pack was born in Islington, north London in 1944, son of Hammer horror actor Charles Lloyd-Pack. He will be remembered for one of British comedy's most popular running jokes: Trigger's insistence on calling Only Fools and Horses' Rodney "Dave."

But, in reference to the breadth of Lloyd-Pack's work, his friend Clive Merrison tweeted: "I suppose the Trigger thing is inevitable but there was much more to his work than that."

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