Only Fools And Horses actor John Challis has died at the age of 79, following a long battle with cancer.
The English actor, best known for playing second-hand car dealer Boycie in the sitcom, passed away peacefully in his sleep.
His family says he leaves a great legacy of work that "will continue to bring pleasure and smiles for years to come".
MEDIA STATEMENT FROM THE FAMILY OF JOHN CHALLIS
Sunday September 19, 2021
“It is with heavy hearts that we bring you such sad news. Our dear friend and yours, John Challis, has died peacefully in his sleep, after a long battle with cancer.
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— Only Fools and Horses News (@onlyfoolsnews) September 19, 2021
Challis had a long career across British television, starting in the late 1960s.
As well as his long-running role in Only Fools..., he later played Boycie in the 2000s spin-off The Green Green Grass, which ran for four seasons.
In later years, he had a regular guest role in the sitcom Benidorm.