Actor and comic Roy Hudd dies aged 83

Written by on 16th March 2020

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Roy Hudd dies aged 83

The comedy legend passed away peacefully following a short illness on Sunday afternoon with wife Debbie at his side, agent said.

Comedian and actor Roy Hudd has died at the age of 83.

Hudd – who was awarded an OBE in 2004 – was the first honorary president of Sandwell Hospital Radio.

A statement from his agent said: “We are sad to announce the passing of the much-loved and amazingly talented Roy Hudd OBE.

“After a short illness, Roy passed away peacefully on the afternoon of Sunday March 15, with his wife Debbie at his side.

“The family would ask you to respect their privacy at this very sad time.”

Much of his early career was in radio and theatre. However, in the mid 1990s he appeared in two series of  Common As Muck, a drama about a group of refuse collectors, alongside Edward Woodward.

In 2000, Hudd appeared as neighbour Mr Smedley in one episode of One Foot in the Grave .

From 2002-03 he was undertaker Archie Shuttleworth in Coronation Street and returned for occasional guest appearances until the character’s death in December 2018.

He also appeared in New Tricks, and played a role in Benidorm during 2016. The following year he appeared in Broadchurch and last July was in an episode of Casualty.

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