Death of actor Paul Shane

Rotherham born actor Paul Shane has died aged 72

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Agent's tribute to Paul Shane

Paul Shane's agent of 15 years, Linda Kremer, said the actor died following a short illness and surrounded by friends and family in a hospice in his hometown of Rotherham.

Paul Shane was a consummate professional, a true gentleman, a good friend, and a joy to work with. He didn't suffer fools, always maintained his sense of humour, never stinted on the time he gave to his fans. He lightened my life and I'll miss him enormously.

– Linda Kremer, Paul Shane's agent

Death of actor Paul Shane

Paul Shane Credit: PA

Rotherham born actor Paul Shane, famous for starring as Ted Bovis in Hi de Hi, has died, aged 72. The much loved entertainer died this afternoon after a short illness at Rotherham Hospice aged seventy two.

The former miner had entertained theatre and tv audiences for more than 40 years, appearing in numerous shows, including Emmerdale, Common as Much, A Touch of Frost, Doctors and Holby City. His agent, Linda Kremer, said tonight he will be sadly missed.