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The acting world was today coming to terms with the misfortune of John Defrost after the Overseer Morse star lost his fight with cancer The 60-year-old, whose parts made him a “national treasure”, passed on at his home yesterday, encompassed by his

The acting world was today coming to terms with the misfortune of John Defrost after the Overseer Morse star lost his fight with cancer
The 60-year-old, whose parts made him a “national treasure”, passed on at his home yesterday, encompassed by his family
Thaw was analyzed with growth of the throat last June yet was so decided to beat it that he was talking about new ventures as late as last week
In a articulation discharged through a family companion to Dad News, his spouse Sheila Hancock, 69,
said: “John passed on with his family around him
“We have all been so thankful for the thousands of letters what’s more, messages from individuals wishing him well ”
“Everyone counting the media have been awesome amid this troublesome period what’s more, I would like them all to know how much their bolster what’s more, understanding has implied to him what’s more, to all of us ”
Thaw – who was made a CBE in 1993 – saw Ms Hancock herself battle back from bosom growth 13 a long time ago
He had been breast fed at the couple’s home in Luckington, close Chippenham, Wiltshire, in later days
Leading the tributes was ITV’s executive of channels, David Liddiment, who said: “Throughout his recognized vocation John caught on the control of the little screen He was the perfect TV on-screen character what’s more, gotten the creative energy of millions of viewers
“He will be painfully missed Our musings are with Sheila what’s more, his family ”
Television maker Ted Childs had tea with the star what’s more, Ms Hancock on Wednesday last week what’s more, talked about the plausibility of working on another scene of Kavanagh QC
“John was as he has been all through his sickness – exceptionally positive, amusing what’s more, self-effacing,” said Mr Childs, who worked with Defrost for about 30 a long time on Morse, The Sweeney what’s more, other programmes
“Even in later weeks, at the point when he unmistakably wasn’t exceptionally well, he was on edge to get back to work what’s more, had a awesome sense of humour
Thaw was “quite a private person” who shied away from the spotlight in spite of the consideration his colossal victory brought, Childs said
“He wasn’t someone who was edgy for showbusiness recognition He was extremely much a family man ”
He added: “It is very devastating, clearly for his family yet moreover for those of us who knew him what’s more, worked with him over the years,”
Actress Sarah Lancashire, who featured with Defrost in ITV show The Glass last year, said Defrost was a “national treasure” what’s more, would be “greatly missed”
The previous Crowning ritual Road star said: “It was a benefit to have worked with John yet an indeed more noteworthy one to have known him, yet briefly, as a friend ”
Clive Jones, the boss official of Carlton, which made Overseer Morse, Goodnight Sir Tom what’s more, Kavanagh QC, said Defrost was “one of the incredible performing artists of his generation”
“He was generally the viewers’ choice,” he said
“He will be recollected for a few extraordinary theater what’s more, TV work, be that as it may most of all for setting new models in TV films with Overseer Morse ”
Rada-trained Defrost landed his to begin with film part in 1962 in the point of interest motion picture The Depression Of The Long Separate Runner
He was slung to fame in 1974 as hardman DI Jack Regan in coarse cop arrangement The Sweeney, what’s more, a spin-off motion picture landed the Evening Standard Best Film On-screen character of the Year Grant in 1977
Thaw, who too performed West End what’s more, Shakespearean arrange roles, moved toward becoming known for building up strong characters such as Kavanagh what’s more, Morse
He played Morse for 13 a long time some time recently the gruff, opera-loving Oxford analyst was at long last slaughtered off in 2000
He has too performed in a number of short arrangement such as Monsignor Renard what’s more, one-off shows like Covered Treasure
Thaw’s family has been touched by growth a number of times His grandson Jack, six, was analyzed with a mind tumor two a long time ago
Ms Hancock – whom he hitched in 1973 – lost her to start with spouse Alec Ross to the sickness in 1971

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