Only Fools and Horses star Roger Lloyd-Pack dies at home with family in Kentish Town

12:39 16 January 2014

Roger Lloyd-Pack has died aged 69, his agent said. Picture: Ian West

Roger Lloyd-Pack has died aged 69, his agent said. Picture: Ian West

PA Wire/Press Association Images

Actor Roger Lloyd-Pack, who played Trigger in Only Fools and Horses, has died aged 69, his agent said.

Roger Lloyd-Pack visits Acland Burghley School to lead an acting class with pupilsRoger Lloyd-Pack visits Acland Burghley School to lead an acting class with pupils

The actor, best known for playing Trigger in the long-running comedy, died at home in Kentish Town last night.

His agent, Maureen Vincent, said he had pancreatic cancer and had “died at home surrounded by his family”.

Lloyd-Pack was born into an acting family in north London and his father Charles was a regular in Hammer horror films.

Although best-known for playing the dopey road-sweeper in Only Fools and Horses, Lloyd-Pack appeared in dozens of films and TV shows including a regular role as farmer Owen Newitt in The Vicar Of Dibley.

Roger Lloyd-Pack marching to save the Whittington Hospital in March last yearRoger Lloyd-Pack marching to save the Whittington Hospital in March last year

Father Ted creator Graham Linehan was among those paying tribute online.

He said: “Very sad news about Roger Lloyd-Pack. Trigger was an ancestor to Father Dougal and I’m glad I once had a chance to tell him so.”

Lloyd-Pack was also known for his activism locally.

He had supported campaigns to save the Whittington Hospital in Highgate, most recently speaking at a rally to stop the sell-off of hospital buildings in March last year.

Roger Lloyd-Pack and wife Jehane at the protest against cuts at the Whittington Hospital in March last yearRoger Lloyd-Pack and wife Jehane at the protest against cuts at the Whittington Hospital in March last year

Lloyd-Pack was also a successful stage actor, appearing regularly at Shakespeare’s Globe in central London, but knew he would always be best known as Trigger.

In a 2012 interview with the Guardian, he said: “People will never stop shouting “Trigger!” at me in the street.

“The other day I jumped some lights on my bike because someone was hollering at me.

“A police van pulled me over, and when I stopped they also shouted: “Trigger!”.

“It can be very annoying.”

Lloyd-Pack’s daughter Emily shot to fame in the 1987 film Wish You Were Here before stepping back from the celebrity limelight after struggling with health issues.

John Challis, best known as Boycie in Only Fools, said: “I spoke to Roger two days ago.

“Roger said it was a bit awkward to talk at that particular moment.

“It is very sad and very distressing.

“My thoughts are with his family. He was a remarkable man and he’ll be missed.

“Roger is irreplaceable. It’s a very sorry day.”


Latest News Stories

Hornsey Town Hall Appreciation Society members. From left Amanda Carrara, Chris Currer, Mark Afford, Miriam Levin and Dave Winskill.

The fight for community ownership of Hornsey Town Hall continues, even though the council officially invited bids from developers last week.

Expedition 45 Commander SCOTT KELLY took this selfie photograph during a 7-hour and 16-minute spacewalk. This was the first spacewalk for both Kelly and Flight Engineer Kjell Lindgren; the two will venture outside the International Space Station for the second time on next Friday. Kelly becomes the U.S. astronaut who has lived in space the longest during a single U.S. spaceflight, and on Monday, Nov. 2, the crew celebrates the 15th year of a continuous human presence in space aboard the station. (Credit Image: © NASA/ZUMA Wire)

Young gardeners are preparing for a close encounter of the herbaceous kind when they attempt to grow seeds from outer space.

Keir Starmer arrives with his wife Victoria at the election count. Picture: Polly Hancock

It’s been six months since Sir Keir Starmer won the safe Labour seat of Holborn and St Pancras by a huge majority.

Yesterday, 17:00
Volunteers plant a new herbaceous border to mark Waterlow Park's 125th anniversary. Picture: Polly Hancock

Volunteers armed with gardening forks and spades replanted a herbaceous border to mark a Highgate park’s 125th anniversary.

Yesterday, 11:00
Bridget Cherry pictured at Hornsey Tower

Bridget Cherry's book, Ivy-Mantled Tower A History of the Church and Churchyard of St Mary Hornsey has been published by The Hornsey Historical Soc. Picture: Nigel Sutton

In telling the story of a long-vanished parish church, architectural historian Bridget Cherry has delved into the heart of what was once Hornsey village.

Yesterday, 10:00
Paul Young, 18, who won the Personal Journey award and was named Inspirational Young Person of the Year at the Camden Youth Awards. Picture: Dieter Perry

Paul Young struggled to cope after suffering mental health problems, being bullied at school, and having to care for his unwell mother.

Fri, 17:29
Crouch End Festival Chorus at St John's Smith Square. Photo: Emily Soppet

The Crouch End Festival Chorus is taking a deep breath and running a 12-hour sponsored singing marathon this Saturday to raise funds for a major recording project.

Fri, 16:48
Flowers on Parkland Walk

Police are investigating after live ammunition was discovered in Parkland Walk.

Most read news

Property Newsletter Sign-up

Get the latest North London property news and features straight to your inbox with our regular newsletter

I am also happy to receive other emails...
Fields marked with a * are mandatory
Email Marketing by e-shot


MAC Makeup

MAC are renowned for their flawless, fabulous make up that is used worldwide by the stars. You too can have the chance to have the perfect makeup to suit your needs with £1,000 to spend on all the glam goodies you like!


You are never far from an Argos, wherever in the country you may be. They are like a magical cavern where whatever you need they seem to have it out the back behind the counter. So why not put them to the test with this great MyOffers competition to win £1000 to spend in-store.

Digital Edition

Read the Hampstead & Highgate Express e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24

Local business directory

Our trusted business finder