John Bluthal, who was best known for playing Frank Pickle in the Vicar of Dibley, has died at the age of 89.The actor also appeared in a number of Carry On and Pink Panther films, in a career spanning over 60 years.
His co-star, Dawn French, led the tributes to Bluthal, who passed away on Thursday in New South Wales, Australia.
She posted on Twitter: “Tons of happy laughs remembered today. Cheeky, naughty, hilarious. Bye darlin Bluey.”
Confirming news of his death, talent agency The Artists Partnership said: “It is with much sadness that we must let you know the legendary actor John Bluthal passed away on 15th November 2018 in New South Wales, Australia.