Roger Lloyd-Pack’s agent has confirmed that the actor tragically passed away yesterday evening as a result of his fight against pancreatic cancer.
Lloyd-Pack was a devoted socialist who studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, where he debuted on stage in Northampton.
The British actor – who died aged 69 – was iconic for his gloomy and vacant portrayal of comedic character, Trigger, in Only Fools and Horses. Lloyd-Pack also featured in The Vicar of Dibley, playing the slightly crude character of Owen.
Lloyd-Pack had four children and married poet and dramatist Jehane Markham in 2000, his second wife, whom he stayed with until his death.
Also synonymous with TV shows such as New Tricks and Doc Martin in which he appeared, he has become renowned as an important face of British television. He is also well-known for his portrayal of Barty Crouch Senior in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
Sir David Jason, a colleague of Lloyd-Pack who played Del Boy in Only Fools and Horses, has said: “I was very saddened to hear of Roger’s passing. He was a very quiet, kind and unassuming actor who was a pleasure to work with.”
Watch one of Trigger’s finest moments in Only Fools and Horses below.