Actor Keith Barron has died at the age of 83.
The star, best known for his roles on "Take Me Home", "Duty Free" and "Benidorm", had suffered a short illness prior to his death.
The British actor and comic starred in Dennis Potter's The Nigel Barton Plays and 1975 Hollywood film The Land That Time Forgot.
He was well-known for his role in the television series Duty Free which ran for three series from 1984 until 1986 with Barron starring as lead David Pearce.
Barron enjoyed a "long and varied career" the statement said, adding the actor is survived by his wife of 58 years and his son, Jamie, also an actor.
Keith Barron and Sherrie Hewson.
He also had appearances in A Touch Of Frost and The Odd Man.
Mr Barron's many credits included appearances in Coronation Street as George Trench in the late 2000s, on ITV drama Where the Heart Is and, most recently, as Nigel Banks, the father of the title character in ITV's detective drama DCI Banks.
Keith's final TV appearance came a year ago when he took on the role of Arthur Banks in 10 episodes of DCI Banks.