The actor Gary Waldhorn, best known for his starring role in The Vicar of Dibley, has died aged 78, his family has said.
Waldhorn played Councillor David Horton in the sitcom, the chair of the parish council and father-in-law of curate Alice Tinker (Emma Chambers) who often clashed with Dawn French’s vicar character Geraldine Granger.
He most recently appeared in a Christmas special, The Vicar Of Dibley In Lockdown, alongside star Dawn French, who plays the Rev Geraldine Granger, and James Fleet, who plays his on-screen son, Hugo.
Waldhorn’s son, Josh, said he “peacefully passed away” at 6.45am on Monday. In a statement, he said: “Classically trained, it was the theatre where he truly flourished and he leaves a legacy of entertainment that saw him frequent the boards of Broadway, the West End and our living rooms on the telly!
Most recently, the late star appeared in a Christmas special The Vicar Of Dibley In Lockdown. He starred alongside French, who plays Geraldine Granger, and James Fleet, who plays his on-screen son Hugo.
Waldhorn appeared in classic British TV shows including The Sweeney, Brush Strokes and Hotel Babylon, and even featured in comedy sketch show French And Saunders.
We declared that all the information has been collected from various sources. We Always tried to help people by representing this information to visitors. Thanks for staying with us.