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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

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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.”

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