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Dennis Waterman leads tributes to Minder co-star George Cole

Actor George Cole, best known for playing used-car salesman Arthur Daley in ITV drama Minder, has died aged 90.

Cole, whose showbusiness career spanned 70 years, starred as small-time wheeler dealer and crook Daley alongside his bodyguard Terry McCann, played by Dennis Waterman.

Mr Waterman said: "I'm so grateful to have been a friend of this wonderful man. We worked together for many years and my boast is that we laughed all day, every day."

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Mark Gattiss pays tribute to 'marvellous' and 'immaculate' George Cole

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."

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