Roger Lloyd-Pack praised for his bravery
- Bang Showbiz
- 17 January 2014
Roger Lloyd-Pack's daughter has praised the way in which her father dealt with his illness
Roger Lloyd-Pack's daughter has praised her father's "incredible bravery".
The British comedy legend - best known for playing Del Boy's pal Trigger in 'Only Fools and Horses' - sadly lost his battle with pancreatic cancer aged 69 on Wednesday (15.01.14) surrounded by his family, including his daughter who has opened up about his courage.
Emily Lloyd - Roger's daughter from his first marriage to Sheila Hughes - said in a statement: "I am devastated by the death of my father whom I loved dearly.
"He bore his terrible illness with incredible bravery and his family were at his bedside when he passed away. Roger has touched the hearts of many people."
Fellow celebrities have been paying tribute to the actor - who also played foul-mouthed farmer Owen Newitt in 'The Vicar of Dibley' and was Barty Crouch in 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire' - including his 'Only Fools and Horses' co-star Nicholas Lyndhurst.
Nicholas - who played Rodney Trotter, but was bizarrely referred to as "Dave" by Trigger - said: "I'm so saddened to hear about Roger. He was the most accomplished actor and loved by millions. I will miss him greatly."
Stephen Fry has also celebrated the memory of his Shakespeare co-star with a tribute on his Twitter page.
He wrote: "Just awoken to terribly sad news that Roger Lloyd Pack has died. We loved playing with him at the Globe & the Apollo. Farewell, old friend. (sic)"