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Funeral for Hi-de-Hi star

Paul Shane, who played Ted Bovis in TV comedy series Hi-de-Hi who died at the age of 72 following a short illness Credit: Michael Stephens/PA Wire

The funeral is held later for Paul Shane. The actor and comedian from made famous for his role as Ted Bovis in Hi-de-Hi, died on 16 May after a short illness.

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.