Roger Lloyd Pack is dead. The actor who played the role of ‘Trigger’, a fool in the TV show ‘Only Fools and Horses’ died from pancreatic cancer at the age of 69. His agent says that the actor died at home, surrounded by family and friends.
Tributes to Roger continue to pour in from various other actors and lovers of the show which took a hiatus but was scheduled for a comeback show. Notable people who expressed their sorrow and sent their condolences include Sir David Jason who described Roger as a person who was a pleasure to work with. He further stated that Roger was a pleasure to work with. Nicholas Lyndhurst said that he will greatly miss Roger alongside the millions who loved the highly accomplished actor.
Many people remember Roger for his intelligence which he showed as he played the role of a fool in the TV series. He always wanted to be a king, King Lear, in the series. His witty remarks and rib-cracking jokes will be greatly missed by many. Roger was trained at Rada and made his debut TV appearance in 1968 at the age of 22. When he played the fool ‘Trigger’, who was a street sweeper, he quickly became a household name. He has also had appearances in film, most notably in the Harry Potter movie titled ‘Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire’. Other appearances are in plays such as Richard III and Twelfth Night, all by Shakespeare.
Roger was born into an acting family and his children too took to acting. His daughter is a famous actress and played the role of Ophelia in ‘Hamlet’. His married life and family however suffered due to his career. He split up with his first wife and his daughter suffered mental breakdowns that she attributed to a tumultuous childhood and the state of affairs between her parents.
Lovers of the Only Fools and Horses show also expressed their sorrow upon learning of the death. Condolence and farewell messages were awash on various social sites, most notably on Twitter.
Roger is survived by four children and his wife, Jehane.