The saddest news so far in 2014: Harry Potter and Only Fools and Horses actor, Roger Lloyd-Pack has died at the age of 69.
His agent, Maureen Vincent confirmed yesterday that had pancreatic cancer and "had died at home surrounded by his family."
Lloyd-Pack played Barty Crouch Sr in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and also featured in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Made in Dagenham and Interview with the Vampire. He was very popular (especially with the British audience) because of his television roles. His first TV appearance was in The Avengers in 1965, but he is best-know for portraying the dim-witted, but very likeable road-sweeper, Trigger, in the BBC sitcom Only Fools and Horses.
In a 2012 interview with the Guardian, Roger Lloyd-Pack 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!'.
Lloyd-Pack's Only Fools and Horses co-star paid him tribute and called him:
a very quiet, kind and unassuming actor who was a pleasure to work with.
Although he played the simple soul of Trigger in Only Fools and Horses, he was a very intelligent man and a very fine actor capable of many roles.
Roger Lloyd-Pack was also passionate about politics and was often seen at political marches for left wing causes. He had a wife called Jehane and four children.