John Challis Has Died – Ice T And Other Stars Pay Tribute

John Challis Has Died – Ice T And Other Stars Pay Tribute

Actor John Challis, best known for playing Boycie in Only Fools and Horses, has died. He was 79.

It had recently been revealed that he had cancer.

His family tweeted a statement: "“It is with heavy hearts that we bring you such sad news. Our dear friend and yours, John Challis, has died peacefully in his sleep, after a long battle with cancer."

Stars who had worked with Challis were quick to pay tribute.

Sue Holderness, who played Marlene tweeted: "Marlene without Boycie-it’s unthinkable. John Challis was my partner on screen and stage for 36 years and my beloved friend. R.I.P. darling John. I will miss you every day."

John Challis also received a tribute from rapper Ice T, who had had been friends with online: "I just heard John passed away.. He somehow became a Twitter friend.. I’m very sad. Although I never met him in person.. Internet friends can become close.. RIP"

Buy his book Boycie and Beyond here.

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