Monday, April 22, 2024

The Archers and BBC EastEnders star, Ian Pepperell, useless at 53

Actor Ian Pepperell, finest identified for taking part in Roy Tucker in The Archers, has died on the age of 53 following an extended sickness, the BBC mentioned.

Having portrayed the hotelier within the drama for 22 years, he succumbed to a chronic sickness final Friday, BBC Radio 4 introduced in an X put up.

The Archers editor, Jeremy Howe, referred to as his loss of life “tragic,” saying that he was in his prime.

“Ian was the right Archers actor,” Howe mentioned. “It’s tragic that he died in his prime, we’ll miss him dearly.”

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Throughout his illustrious profession, Pepperell additionally acted in quite a few stage productions and appeared within the BBC cleaning soap opera EastEnders.

Pepperell additionally ran a pub referred to as The Star Inn within the city of Ringwood, UK together with his spouse Nikki in recent times.

Cast members perform

Solid members carry out on a recreation of Brookfield Kitchen from the BBC Radio 4 present The Archers at Nationwide Indoor Area in Birmingham, the place Archers Addicts, the programmes official fan membership, are staging a particular conference to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the radio drama.  (Haydn West – PA Photographs/PA Photographs through Getty Photographs)

In a heartfelt tribute on Fb on the pubs web page, Nikki confirmed that her husband died in “peace.” 

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“It’s with the heaviest of hearts that I have to inform you all, that Ian left this world right this moment – in peace, his manner. As I, and all the closest to him, knew he would.

“To die, To sleep, To sleep, perchance to dream, ay, there’s the rub.”

" The Archers" cast

Members Of The Solid Of ” The Archers” With Prince Charles At A Reception Hosted By Him To Rejoice The fiftieth Anniversary Of Bbc  Radio 4’s “the Archers” At St James’s Palace. (Tim Graham Image Library/Getty Photographs)

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The Archers, which began in 1951, has aired greater than 20,000 episodes – making it the world’s longest-running present-day drama. 

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It follows residents of a fictional village named Ambridge.



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