Actor Derek Fowlds has died at the age of 82.
The British star, best known for his role as Bernard Woolley in ’80s political sitcoms “Yes Minister and “Yes, Prime Minister”, passed away at Royal United Hospital in Bath, England on Friday, January 17, 2020 morning, following a short battle with pneumonia.
He also starred as Mr Derek in children’s TV favourite “The Basil Brush Show” from 1969 to 1973, and appeared in British police drama series “Heartbeat” as Sgt. Oscar Blaketon for 18 years, before departing the role in 2010.
“He was the most beloved man to everybody who ever met him, he never had a bad word to say about anybody and he was so well respected, adored by everyone,” said his assistant Helen Bennett.
“You couldn’t have met a nicer person ever, he was just a wonderful man and I will miss him terribly.”
Fowlds was previously married to Wendy Tory from 1963 to 1973, and “Blue Peter” presenter and dancer Lesley Judd from 1974 to 1978. He is survived by his sons Jamie and actor Jeremy.