Gary Waldhorn death – Vicar of Dibley star who played David Horton passes away age 78 as cause of death revealed

Gary Waldhorn death – Vicar of Dibley star who played David Horton passes away age 78 as cause of death revealed

Vicar of Dibley star Gerry Waldhorn has died “peacefully” at the age of 78, his family said.

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The actor played the role of mean-spirited councilor David Horton in every episode of the much-loved hit BBC Sitcom, with Don FrenchFrom 1994 to 2007.

He recently appeared in the Christmas special, Dibble’s disorder in lockdown, With comedian French, who plays the Rev Geraldine Granger, and James Fleet, who plays her on-screen son Hugo.

Waldhorn’s son Josh said that they “died peacefully” Monday morning at 6.45 am.

In a statement, he said: “Classically trained, it was the theater where he truly flourished and he leaves a legacy of entertainment that has seen him frequent Broadway, the West End and our living room boards on Telly! He is survived by his two grandsons, Cooper and Bailey, and his son Josh. We will all miss him dearly.”

Waldhorn appeared in classic British TV shows such as The Sweeney, Brush Strokes and Hotel Babylon and also appeared in the comedy sketch show French and Saunders.

Read our Gary Waldhorn live blog below for the latest tributes and updates…

  • More condolences from the Vicar of Dibley fans

    Another vicar of a Dibley fan said: “Sadly another of the popular and influential artists BBC Gary Waldhorn of TV comedy The Vicar of Dibley has died.

    A third added: “Very sad news indeed. Best known for playing David Horton in The Vicar of Dibley, Gary Waldhorn was one of our finest British actors – excellent in every role he played.

    “I couldn’t think of anyone better to play the haughty Mr. Horton to Don French’s spirited vicar. rip.”

  • Fans pay tribute to Gary Waldhorn

    Fans have been paying tributes to the veteran TV star on social media.

    One wrote on Twitter: “My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Gary Waldhorn.

    “I am honored to have David Horton’s talent recognized through his role and God has given me the ability to learn English as a second language.

    “Rest assured that he brought joy to many people.”

  • Waldhorn was a classically trained actor

    Gary Waldhorn was an accomplished Shakespearean actor, with a list of stage credits to his name.

    He performed most famously with the Royal Shakespeare Company, including Much Ado About Nothing.

  • What other shows did Gary Waldhorn star in?

    Waldhorn appeared in classic British TV shows such as The Sweeney, Brush Strokes and Hotel Babylon.

    The actor was also seen in the comedy sketch show French & Saunders.

    In addition, he has also provided voiceovers for commercials including Green Flag, Quick Fit, Branston and Marmite.

  • The BBC pays tribute to Gary Waldhorn

    In a statement, BBC Comedy said: “Gary was an incredibly talented actor, fondly remembered by us for numerous appearances on some of the country’s most treasured BBC shows and of course as Councilor David Horton in The Vicar of Dibley.

    “Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time.”

  • Statement by Gary Waldhorn’s son

    In a statement, Josh Waldhorn said: “Classically trained, it was the theater where he truly flourished and he leaves a legacy of entertainment that has seen him time and again on Broadway, on the boards of the West End and in our living rooms on the telly!

    “He leaves behind his two grandsons, Cooper and Bailey, and his son Josh. We will all miss him dearly.”

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