Dad’s Army Star Frank Williams has died at the age of 90.
The actor’s death was confirmed in a statement shared by his loved ones on Facebook.
The statement read: “I am so sorry to say that our beloved friend, colleague and actor Frank Williams passed away this morning.
“He was almost 91 and we are grateful for all the years of joy, laughter and happiness he brought to so many. Thank you Frank!”
Williams is best known for his role on the BBC sitcom Dad’s Armywhich ran from 1968 to 1977.
In it he played Reverend Timothy Farthing, vicar of St Aldhelm’s Church.
The London-born actor also appeared in Did you ring the bell, m’lord? and The worker.
Fans on Twitter have paid tribute to the late star, who died weeks before his 91st birthday.
“Sad news just heard from Frank Williams who was a wonderful actor and played a great role Dad’s Army as Father Timothy Farthing passed away today at the age of 90. Another legend has become RIP,” one person wrote.
Recalling an occasion she met the actor, another fan said: “I am so sorry to hear that Frank Williams has passed away at the age of 90. As fans of Dad’s Army we have met him many times over the years, a truly lovely gentleman – thank you Frank for the happiness and laughter.”
“Thanks for the laughs,” said another.
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