Rodney Bewes has died aged 79, his agent has confirmed.
The actor had a career spanning six decades and is better knows we playing Bob Ferris in sitcom The Likely Lads.
His agent issued a statement saying: “It is with great sadness that we confirm that our dear client, the much-loved actor Rodney Bewes, passed away this morning.”
The statement paid tribute to the actor, calling him a “true one-off” and a “brilliant storyteller”.
“He had a funny anecdote for every occasion. Our considers are with his family and friends at this sad period. We will miss him terribly.”