Frank Thornton dies aged 92

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 18 March 2013
Frank Thornton

Frank Thorton

'Are You Being Served' actor Frank Thorton has died peacefully in his sleep aged 92

Frank Thornton has died aged 92.

The veteran actor, best known for his role as Captain Peacock in BBC comedy 'Are You Being Served?', died peacefully in his sleep on Saturday (16.03.13) at his home in Barnes, London - his agent David Daly has confirmed.

David said: "I have been Frank's agent since 1986 and he has been the most wonderful client as well as being a great friend. He will be sorely missed."

Frank was also known for his character Truly in 'Last of the Summer Wine', as well as many other comedy roles in shows such as 'The Goodies' and 'Hancock's Half Hour'.

In addition to these, Frank has numerous film credits including 'Carry On Screaming!', 'No Sex Please, We're British' and 'Come Will, Come Won't' alongside actors Ronnie Corbett, Thora Hird and Wilfrid Brambell.

However, he will always be remembered as pretentious store walker Captain Peacock, with more than 20 million viewers at a time tuning into 'Are You Being Served?' during its run from 1972 to 1985.

Frank briefly reprised the role for the spin-off show 'Grace and Favour' in 1992.

The star is survived by his wife of 67 years, Beryl, their daughter Jane and her three grandchildren.

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