The Likely Lads actor Rodney Bewes dies

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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.”