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Vicar of Dibley star dies aged 89

March 9, 2021

Vicar Of Dibley star Trevor Peacock has sadly passed away at the age of 89.

He was best known for his Role as ‘Jim Trott’, in the BBC Comedy Series.

A statement was released family via his agent stating, “Trevor Peacock, actor, writer and songwriter, died aged 89 on the morning of March 8th from a dementia-related illness.”

Peacock first appeared opposite Dawn French in the classic BBC sitcom for its debut in 1994 and continued to appear in every single episode until its conclusion in 2015.

Unfortunately he was absent from the recent Christmas special, which received its own news press due to the complaints regarding the Black Lives Matter movement.

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His character, saw him as a a member of Dibley Parish Council, and was well known for his repetition of the word “No” and his frequent sexual references.

His co-star, comedienne Dawn French, took to social media to pay tribute.

In a post shared Twitter, she wrote, “Night Trev, love you” posted alongside a picture of him with his arm around her as the pair smile together.

Peacock was born in Edmonton, north London in 1931 and began his TV career in the early 1960s in the ITV Television Playhouse, Comedy Playhouse and The Wednesday Play.

He later took on the roles of ‘Rouault’ in ‘Madame Bovary’ and ‘Quilp’ in ‘The Old Curiosity Shop’.

He also made appearances in ‘EastEnders’, ‘Jonathan Creek’ and BBC sitcom ‘My Family’.

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In 2007 he appeared in Hollywood movie Fred Claus, opposite Vince Vaughn and Paul Giamatti, playing the Grandfather of Christmas.

He further appeared in Dustin Hoffman’s directorial debut ‘Quartet’, opposite Dame Maggie Smith and Sir Billy Connolly in another star studded cast.

Peacock was an accomplished songwriter and wrote a number of hit songs including 1960s track Mrs Brown, You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter, which was recorded by Herman’s Hermits and Mystery Girl, recorded by Jess Conrad, as well as the lyrics for a number of hits by The Vernons Girls.

He had a long standing relationship with the Royal Exchange theatre in Manchester and performed in many productions, as well as writing many musicals, including Leaping Ginger (1977), Cinderella (1979), Class K (1985) and Jack And The Giant (1986).

Andy Capp, which he wrote with Alan Price, starred Sir Tom Courtenay and later transferred to London’s Aldwych Theatre.

Do you feel as sad as us about this tragic passing? Send his family your love and wishes in the comments below.

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  1. hannah March 10, 2021 at 7:31 am

    such sad news about a grate actor he will be sadily missed by so many pepole i grew up watching the vicar of dibley and he will
    live in in our memories forever i think i may have to rewatch the whole thing now just so i can laugh but my thought go out to his family and friends at sucuch a hard time R.I.P trevor fly high

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