Minder star George Cole dies at 90

Minder star George Cole dies at 90

Minder star George Cole has died at the age of 90.

Cole, whose showbusiness career spanned 70 years, is best remembered for his portrayal of small-time wheeler dealer and crook Arthur Daley in the TV show Minder, alongside his likeable bodyguard Terry McCann, played by Dennis Waterman.

The show, which ran from 1979 to 1994, brought the criminal underworld of west London to millions of homes up and down the country.

Cole died in hospital with his family at his side, according to agent Derek Webster, who represents Waterman.

George Cole in Minder

Mr Webster said: “It is with deep regret that I have to announce the sad death of one of our most loved and respected actors.

“George Cole passed away yesterday at the Royal Berkshire Hospital after a short illness. His wife Penny and his son Toby were with him at his bedside.”

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