It's on the front page of Extra's website. Only link out there I could find, and his website has gone dark.
He supposedly killed himself. I've read threads on other boards speculating that he had some sort of uncurable disease, but nothings been confirmed yet.
I liked the guy. I thought he was funny, and always wondered why he didn't act more. I only remember him in the Mask and some various sitcoms. Though he was in the Dr. Katz episode with Winona Rider, I believe.
Originally posted by ZeruelJust when I was getting over John Inman's passing.
You just ruined my day. I had no idea that he died.
Sadly, the only ones from the main cast that are still alive are:
Nicholas Smith -- Mr. Cuthbert "Jug ears" Rumbold Frank Thornton -- Captain Stephen Peacock Mollie Sugden -- Mrs. Betty Slocombe Wendy Richard -- Ms. Shirley Brahms
Trevor Bannister -- Mr. Dick Lucas Mike Berry -- Mr. Bert Spooner
All the actors that played the senior gents salesmen have passed away.
"Are you being served?" will always hold a special place in my heart because it was one of the shows that got me hooked on British Sitcoms. I did see "Fawlty" Towers in the early '80s but I was really too young to grasp the humor, save the silly walk in the one with the Germans.
Were I brought in as a hotshot consultant or producer and asked to weigh in with my professional experience and give notes on how to tune up the show for maximum results, the memo I would draft would definitely read "More dudes, fewer chicks.