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Dennis Waterman dead: New Tricks and Minder star dies aged 74 with wife by his side

A statement released by the star’s family said: “We are deeply saddened to announce that our beloved Dennis, passed away very peacefully at home.”They added that the star died on Sunday afternoon with wife Pam at his side.

“The family kindly ask that our privacy is respected at this very difficult time,” they ended the statement.The star’s acting career spanned six decades after starting with childhood roles in film and theatre.As an adult, Waterman went on to land parts on TV, film and in the West End.

He was known for the range of roles he played, which included everything from horror to comedy and drama to sports.Waterman appeared in 29 films throughout his lifetime.He was born the youngest of nine children in Clapham, London and attended Corona Stage School as a child.

His first acting role was in Night Train for Inverness in 1960 and he went on to star in two small stage roles for the Royal Shakespeare Company that same year.He rose to fame after starring as DS George Carter in The Sweeney in the 1970s and went on to star as Terry McCann in Minder.The star also sang the theme song I Could Be So Good for you, which was a top three hit in the 1980s.

 

 

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