Actor Dennis Waterman, known for Memories and The Sweeney, dies at the age of 74

His family has confirmed he died Sunday

Author: Liam ArrowsmithPublished 16 minutes ago
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Actor Dennis Waterman, known for his roles in Memories, New Tricks and The Sweeney, has died at the age of 74.

In a statement, his family said: “We are deeply saddened to announce that our beloved Dennis died very peacefully at the hospital in Spain.”

The family confirmed he was with his wife Pam when he died.

“The family kindly requests that our privacy be respected during this very difficult time,” they said.

Memories brought the criminal underworld of west London to millions of homes up and down the country, with Waterman starring as bodyguard Terry McGann.

He then played Gerry Standing in the BBC’s New Tricks, and throughout his career, other television roles included ITV’s Where The Heart Is, The Canterbury Tales and Moses Jones, both for the BBC.

He became known for singing theme songs for many of his shows and was caricatured by David Walliams in Little Britain as a result.

His last film role was in Never Too Late in 2020, which was filmed in Australia.

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