Ron Pember dead: Only Fools and Horses actor dies aged 87 as tributes paid to Secret Army star

ONLY Fools and Horses star Ron Pember has died with fellow actors paying tribute to the 87-year-old.

His grandson Paul Pember confirmed that Ron had died on Tuesday, with many fans calling him a “gentleman”.

Paying tribute to his grandad Paul said: "'The sadness now is the happiness then. That’s the deal.'11.04.1934 – 08.03.2022 #ronpember #grandad."

The Only Fools and Horses account reposted the message, writing: "We are saddened to hear of the news of the death of Ron Pember who played Baz in the series 3 episode ‘Homesick’.

"Our thoughts and warm wishes go to his family and friends."

Tributes have poured in for the late actor on social media with many fans offering their condolence.

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Ron also appeared in Red Dwarf as well as Only Fools and Horses in 1983, and also worked as a stage director.

He also starred as Alain Muny in the 1970s BBC drama series Secret Army.

Actor Danny John Jules said: "Just heard the sad news that Ron Pember has passed away.

“He was such a gentleman with us upstarts when he appeared on #RedDwarf He just rammed his tongue firmly into his cheek and joined the party! What a legend. RIP."

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The official Red Dwarf account commented: "RIP Ron Pember. A terrific character actor, stage director and dramatist who made a memorable appearance in Series II’s Better Than Life."

Danny Kelly wrote: "RIP Ron Pember, actor in every TV show of the 70s and 80s.

"And, crucially, Alain in the greatest UK drama series, Secret Army. Go peacefully 'down the line', Ron."

David Brunt commented: "RIP Ron Pember. Appeared in absolutely everything. Wonderfully. Probably best known for Secret Army."

Talking Pictures TV added: "Dear Ron Pember has left us for the cinema in the sky, leaving us behind a legacy of characters that always showcased his great talent. RIP."

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