Frank Windsor death: Z-Cars and EastEnders star dies at home aged 92

‘Frank is survived by his daughter Amanda and his wife Mary, who was by his side until the end,’ confirmed his agent

Louis Chilton
Friday 02 October 2020 16:49
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Frank Windsor was best known for his role in the hit BBC series 'Z-Cars'
Frank Windsor was best known for his role in the hit BBC series 'Z-Cars'

Frank Windsor has died at the age of 92, his agent has confirmed.

The actor best known for playing Detective Sergeant John Watt in the BBC series Z-Cars died peacefully at home on Wednesday (30 September). 

Windsor was also known for his roles in Casualty, Peak Practice and EastEnders.

A statement from the late star’s agent said: “It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our much-loved client Frank Windsor at the age of 92.

The actor, born Frank Higgins on 12 July 1928, enjoyed an acting career which spanned over five decades. 

From 1962 to 1965, he starred in Z-Cars, in a role he would later reprise for the spin-offs, Softly, Softly and Softly Softly: Taskforce. 

As well as his many TV roles, Windsor also worked as a stage actor, once appearing alongside Prunella Scales in a production of What the Butler Saw.

The statement continued: “Frank is survived by his daughter Amanda and his wife Mary, who was by his side until the end.

“As per Frank’s wishes and in keeping with Covid restrictions, there will be no funeral or memorial service, just a private cremation with his ashes being laid to rest with his beloved son David. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.”

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