Dads Army star Bill Pertwee dies

Bill Pertwee, who played Warden Hodges in Dad's Army, has died.

Bill Pertwee's son honours 'humble' father

Bill Pertwee's son Jonathan paid tribute to his father:

He would give everything a go. He was very dedicated to the people around him and he was very dedicated to his charity work.

But also he was very humble about the whole thing, he was the subject of This is Your Life in 1999, and he'd always think how lucky he was.

He'd say 'marvellous, isn't it, to be in this business', because he said I'm not really a proper actor, but he was extraordinarily versatile.

– Jonathan Pertwee

He said that his father loved being in Dad's Army and shared a "great bond" with his co-stars.

Dad's Army star Bill Pertwee 'died peacefully'

The agent of Dad's Army star Bill Pertwee said he died peacefully with his family around him. The actor, who was 86, was known for his role as the air raid warden Hodges in the classic 1970s' comedy. In 2007 he was made an MBE by the Queen.

Bill Pertwee receiving an MBE from the Queen in 2007
Bill Pertwee receiving an MBE from the Queen in 2007 Credit: Press Association
Bill Pertwee outside Buckingham Palace after receiving his MBE
Bill Pertwee outside Buckingham Palace after receiving his MBE Credit: Press Association

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