The Likely Lads star Rodney Bewes has died aged 79, his agent confirmed.
The actor – best known for his role as Bob Ferris in the BBC sitcom – died on Tuesday morning, a representative told the Press Association.
In a statement on Twitter, his agent Michelle Braidman described him as a “true one off”.
She added: “It is with great sadness that we confirm that our dear client, the much loved actor Rodney Bewes, passed away this morning.
“We will miss his charm and ready wit.”
Bewes would have turned 80 next week, his agent said.
He went on to star in the sequel to the sitcom, Whatever Happened To The Likely Lads, alongside James Bolam, Brigit Forsyth and Sheila Fearn.