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Gary Webster and Dennis Waterman are among the many star tributes to actor George Cole, who died yesterday aged 90.
Video report by news correspondent Paul Davies:
Dennis Waterman has described the final conversation he shared with his late Minder co-star George Cole.
Waterman had spent the afternoon with Cole at his home the day before he died and said the news of his death was a "horrible shock".
"As I was leaving his house on Tuesday night, I gave him a kiss and a cuddle and told him to do exactly what he was told," he recalled.
"His last word to me, ever, was B********", and that so encapsulates George and my relationship."
The actor also described working with George was like "working with your best friend."
Actress Hannah Waterman, daughter of Dennis Waterman- who co-starred with George Cole in Minder- has said she is 'devastated' by his death.
"Just heard George Cole has died #devestated such a huge part of my childhood I loved him. My thoughts are with Penny and the kids x," she said on Twitter.
Mark Gatiss, star of The League of Gentlemen and Doctor Who paid tribute to George Cole on twitter today.
He said: "A fond farewell to the marvellous George Cole. Immaculate as the young Scrooge, joyous as Flash Harry, unforgettable as Arthur Daley. RIP."
Matt Lucas, star of hit comedy show Little Britain, has paid tribute to actor George Cole.
He said on Twitter, "When I found out that George Cole used to live in our flat, I dug out my old Minder poster."
Stars of stage and screen have paid tribute to actor George Cole, describing him as "immaculate" and "unforgettable" following his death yesterday at the age of 90.
Sir Roger Moore said: "How sad to hear George Cole has gone to that great cutting room in the sky. A lovely actor. A gentleman."
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Actor George Cole, best known for playing used-car salesman Arthur Daley in TV series Minder, has died aged 90.