Roger Lloyd Pack died today aged 69 after losing his battle against Cancer .
He will be best know for playing dim witted trigger in Only fools and horses.
I met him once in Bradford where he was doing the play Art, I was in a hotel lobby and he walked up to the main reception desk with just a towel
around his waist asking where the sauna was, I shouted "Trigger!!" and he turned around and smiled and said "Thats me" I offered my hand but he
said "Better not my towel may fall" and off he trotted.
Here is some funny bits.
Ignore the rubbish over the next one, just listen to it.
Very sad and that is no age it seems it was pancreatic cancer. Edible seeds can (so I'm told) can help prevent the development of that condition.
One of the most depressing things about ageing is that those who were part of your life experience shuffle of this mortal coil with a scary
regularity. Best wishes to Roger LLoyd Pack and his friends and relatives, and grateful thanks for bringing laughs into my life.
Tis a shame that he was outlived by his much storied broom.
Bloody tragic if you ask me. He was probably one of the most under used, under appreciated actors that has ever graced the stage or screen. Mind you,
all things considered, when you factor in the amount of joy he spread around with his talent, it is perhaps a good thing that his suffering has ended.
I heard he felt he had been typecast by the success of Trigger and he regretted not being offered other roles. He immediately reminded me of another
great actor - Harry H Corbet. He was also so typecast he found exactly the same as Trigger did.
So often actors of their calibre are virtually strangled by success in their professions. Apparently when Harry C was first playing Steptoe he was
also a Shakespearian actor playing to great acclaim, but he could never get his career back after Steptoe. Perhaps its due to the brilliance of
these characters that the public love them so much that once typecast in such successful roles some can never move on afterwards. I must admit when
either bname is mentioned I only think of them in their roles of Trigger and Steptoe
He was an integral part of Only Fools and Horses and I don't think the show would have been as popular it was without his character.
That scene where Del falls through the open bar hatch is a classic and Triggers' reaction is just perfect!
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