Bill Maynard Dies, Aged 89
Heartbeat actor Bill Maynard has died at the age of 89 after a career spanning eight decades.
Daughter-in-law Jacqueline Reddin said he died in hospital in Leicestershire, shortly after breaking his hip in a fall from a mobility scooter.
“He was larger than life and he just loved showbiz,” she said. “He was so proud of the fact that he had been working for 81 years.”
More recently known for his role as poacher Claude Greengrass in ITV drama Heartbeat, he also starred in hit sitcoms Oh No It’s Selwyn Frogitt and The Gaffer.