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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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Matt Lucas remembers brief appearance in Minder

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."

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