Vicar Of Dibley actor Trevor Peacock has died at the age of 89, his lawyer confirmed.
The actor played the beloved but stunning Jim Trott in a comedy series next to the main star Dawn French.
Cause Of Death
His family said in a statement: “Trevor Peacock, actor, writer and song-writer, died aged 89 on the morning of March 8th from a dementia-related illness.”
Parish councilor Jim won the hearts of viewers with his “no no no no …” and his beautiful words.
Peacock appeared on every episode of the BBC sitcom from 1994 to 2015, though he missed the latest Christmas special.
“Night Trev. I Love You.”
French wrote a short but emotional message: “Night Trev. I love you.”
Although best known for his long-running Vicar of Dibley, Peacock was also a Shakespearean stalwart, starring in several BBC dramas including Titus Andronicus, Twelfth Night and Henry V.
The actor also appeared in the 1990 movie version of Hamlet and the 2000 production of Don Quixote.
He was also a successful musician and songwriter. He appeared with the Beatles on special television in 1964 Around the Beatles, and wrote many pops.
Paying tribute, his agents Scott Marshall Partners said on Twitter: “Remembering our wonderful client Trevor Peacock who died peacefully yesterday. A comic genius and one of the very best humans. We will miss him hugely.”
The BBC said: “We are saddened to hear of the death of actor Trevor Peacock.”
Gold television station said the actor “played very well for Jim Trott in The Vicar of Dibley”.
Born in Edmonton, north London, he started his TV career in the 1960s in the ITV Television Playhouse, Comedy Playhouse and The Wednesday Play.
Career And Work
He later played Rouault in Madame Bovary and Quilp in The Old Curiosity Shop.
Peacock was the brains behind songs including Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter by Herman’s Hermits, Made You by Adam Faith and Billy Fury’s Stick Around.
His lyrics were also used by The Vernons Girls, with Peacock writing their hits You Know What I Mean and Funny All Over.
He also wrote songs for music based on the cartoon thread of The Mirror’s Andy Capp.
Peacock also appeared in EastEnders, Jonathan Creek and the sitcom My Family, and in 2007 he appeared in the film Fred Claus, starring Vince Vaughn and Paul Giamatti, starring Father Christmas.
He had a long relationship with the Royal Exchange theater in Manchester and performed many plays there.
He has also written many songs, including Leaping Ginger (1977), Cinderella (1979), Class K (1985) and Jack And The Giant (1986).
Peacock is the fifth major cast member from the series to die in recent years. Roger Lloyd-Pack, who played Owen Newitt, died in 2014, while Liz Smith, who played Letitia Cropley, died in 2016. Emma Chambers, who played Geraldine’s close chum Alice Tinker, and John Bluthal, who was Frank Pickle, both died in 2018.