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Vicar of Dibley star Gary Waldhorn died “peacefully” at the age of 78. Waldhorn was a patron of Malawi Dream, a British registered charity working to help the people of Malawi in Africa.
He married American Christie Dickason, and together they had one son, Joshua David Waldhorn. Waldhorn died on 10 January 2022, at the age of 78
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The actor Gary Waldhorn was best known for playing the role of Alderman David Horton on the hugely popular series alongside Dawn French from 1994 to 2007.
Mr. Walhorn’s son Josh said he “passed away peacefully” at 6:45 am on Monday.
In tribute, he added, “Classically educated, it was in the theater that he really thrived and he left a legacy of entertainment by visiting the boards of Broadway, the West End and our living rooms on TV!
“He leaves behind his two grandsons, Cooper and Bayley, and his son Josh. We will all miss him terribly. ‘
Mr. Waldhorn last appeared on The Vicar of Dibley Christmas Special during the lockdown, but has also appeared on a number of classic British TV shows such as The Sweeney, Brush Strokes and Hotel Babylon, and even on the comedy sketch show French And Saunders to see.
He also provided voice overs for commercials, including for Green Flag, Kwik Fit, Branston and Marmite.
Mr. Waldhorn was an accomplished Shakespeare actor and had appeared with the Royal Shakespeare Company, including in Much Ado About Nothing.
His theatrical roles included Good for the RSC in 1981, which hit Broadway the following year, while he also starred opposite David Tennant in Black Comedy in the West End in 1998.
He also played the role in Henry IV at the Old Vic, telling the BBC, “I loved acting as a kid and I remember being the first in London to get tickets to the Old Vic to see a Shakespeare play.
“I saw Richard Burton play Henry V and my life changed. I came home and said I want to be a Shakespeare actor. ‘
He is the sixth member of the cast of the Vicar of Dibley, who has sadly passed away in recent years.
Trevor Peacock, who played Jim Trott on the comedy series, died in March last year at the age of 89.
The actor suffered from dementia in later life.
Roger Lloyd Pack, who also starred in Only Fools and Horses, died in 2014 at the age of 69, while John Bluthal died in 2018 at the age of 89.
Emma Chambers, who played the role of Alice Tinker, died of natural causes in 2018 at the age of 53.
Liz Smith died in December 2016 at the age of 95. As Letitia Cropley on the BBC series, she was an instant hit with viewers.