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'Only Fools And Horses' actor John Challis dies aged 79

Only Fools And Horses actor John Challis has died at the age of 79, following a long battle with ...
Stephen McNeice
Stephen McNeice

14.48 19 Sep 2021


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'Only Fools And Horses' actor...

'Only Fools And Horses' actor John Challis dies aged 79

Stephen McNeice
Stephen McNeice

14.48 19 Sep 2021


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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".

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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.

Main image: John Challis. Picture by: Matt Crossick/PA Wire/PA Images

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