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Only Fools and Horses actor John Challis dies aged 79

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Only Fools and Horses actor John Challis dies aged 79

Actor John Challis, who played Boycie in Only Fools And Horses, has died at the age of 79.

His family said in a statement he passed away “peacefully in his sleep, after a long battle with cancer”.

A statement from the family said: “It is with heavy hearts that we bring you such sad news.

“Our dear friend and yours, John Challis, has died peacefully in his sleep, after a long battle with cancer.”

The Bristol-born actor, who was born in 1942, had an extensive television career.

He was best known for playing Terrance Aubrey “Boycie” Boyce in the long-running BBC sitcom.

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