The chief executive of the Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA) has paid tribute to Roger Lloyd-Pack, who he said was a “huge supporter” of the charity.
The 69-year-old actor, best known for his role as Trigger in BBC sitcom Only Fools and Horses, died of pancreatic cancer on Wednesday night.
Born in Islington, north London in 1944, Lloyd-Pack studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (Rada) before making his stage debut at the Royal & Derngate in Northampton as part of the town’s repertory company.
Andy Williamson, chief executive of WNAA, said: “It is with great sadness that we learn of the passing of Roger Lloyd-Pack. Roger was known to millions as a legend of British sitcoms, especially in Only Fools and Horses and The Vicar of Dibley.
“What may not have been as well-known was that he was a huge supporter of both The Children’s Air Ambulance and the local air ambulances. Roger attended many events on our behalf and was always willing to help promote the cause and the need for funds.
“He was responsible for raising tens of thousands of pounds for our work and he was the perfect ambassador talking about the vital work we do.
“He will be sorely missed as a supporter and as a friend and he will always be remembered fondly by our charity. Our thoughts go out to his wife and family.”
A tweet by Royal & Derngate stated: “Saddened to hear about the death of Roger Lloyd Pack who worked here as part of the Northampton Rep early in his career.”