Vicar Of Dibley actor Trevor Peacock has died at the age of 89, his family has confirmed.
The actor who played Jim Trott on the comedy series suffered from dementia in later life.
The degenerative condition contributed to his death on Sunday morning, and his family confirmed that he had died of “dementia-related illness”.
Peacock first appeared with Dawn French on the BBC sitcom in her first episode in 1994 and appeared on every episode of the Richard Curtis show through 2015.
The actor, who is survived by his four children, convinced the fans with his cheeky allusions and his slogan “no no no no …” especially what he says.
His co-star wife, French, cited the actor’s tributes, saying, “Night Trev. I love you.’
He is survived by his wife, actress Tilly Tremayne and their two children, as well as a son and daughter from their first marriage.
The vicar of Dibley star Trevor Peacock, who played Jim Trott in the hit BBC comedy, dies at the age of 89
He starred on the BBC comedy series alongside Dawn French (center) as The Reverend Geraldine Granger and James Fleet as Hugo Horton (right).
The Vicar of Dibley star Dawn French (pictured right) posted an emotional tribute to Peacock (pictured left) on social media, along with a picture of them captured on the set
A statement on behalf of his family reads: “Trevor Peacock, actor, writer and songwriter, died on the morning of March 8th at the age of 89 of a dementia-related illness.”
After the agent announced the news of his death, tributes poured in for the actor.
His agents, Scott Marshall Partners, paid tribute and said on Twitter: “We remember our wonderful customer Trevor Peacock, who passed away peacefully yesterday. A comic genius and one of the best people. We will miss him very much. ‘
The actor suffered from dementia in the later years of his life which, according to his family, contributed to his death
Actor George Rainsford wrote on Twitter: “Ah man, I loved Trevor Peacock. Remember him as Giles Corey on @ TheRSC #TheCrucible and steal the scene with his line “A fart on Thomas Putnam!”
‘Achieve pathos and comedy in so few words. #RIPTrevorPeacock ‘.
TV station Gold also tweeted: “We are all sad to learn that Trevor Peacock, who played Jim Trott so brilliantly in The Vicar of Dibley, passed away at the age of 89. Our thoughts go with his family and friends.”
A tweet from the BBC press office said next to a picture of the actor: “We are sad to hear of the death of actor Trevor Peacock.”
Fans also responded to the sad news of his death with many going on social media to shout “No! No, no, no ‘on his death.
One social media user named the actor “Comedy Gold” while another named the actor “one of the funniest character actors of all time.”
Peacock appeared in 26 episodes of the series as the gruff character Jim, a popular member of the Dibley Parish Council, opposite the series star, Dawn French.
The show originally aired from 1994 to 1998, but the series returned for various specials before officially closing in 2007.
After the agent confirmed news of his death on Sunday morning, tributes poured in for the actor
Peacock’s career has included acting on stage, in film, on radio, on television, and in songwriting
In 2007 he appeared in the Hollywood film Fred Claus, in which he played Santa’s father. Pictured: with Kathy Bates and Kevin Spacey
It briefly went back to screens for various short films in favor of Comic Relief, with Peacock’s last on-screen appearance in the 2015 Special.
Peacock was absent from the show’s Christmas revival in December 2020.
He was also an accomplished stage actor and has appeared on television and in film. Pictured: Peacock as Matthew skips in “The Lady Isn’t Burning”
His family shared details of his Alzheimer’s diagnosis four years ago, saying that he no longer remembers appearing on the popular show.
He also had no memory of his acclaimed acting career, which spanned 50 years, and was stunned when he was recognized by fans.
His daughter Sally said at the time: “As a character actor, he made so many people laugh for so long.
“Unfortunately, he now doesn’t understand why people want to come to him to speak to him or to thank him for his work.”
He developed health problems in 2003 when he had a mini-stroke while performing at the Exchange Theater in Manchester.
In 2009 he was diagnosed with vascular dementia – the death of brain cells from a stroke – and in 2013 he was told that he had Alzheimer’s, in which abnormal proteins cause brain cells to die, leading to gradual mental decline.
He died on Sunday morning of complications from a “dementia-related illness”, although his family did not elaborate on the disease.
Before his death, his family worked to raise awareness about the disease.
They created tree-shaped cell phones from sticks from his Somerset garden known as “Trevor Trees” and sold them for the benefit of the Alzheimer’s Society.
Peacock married twice and had two sons and two daughters. He divorced his first partner, Iris Jones, while his second wife, actress Tilly Tremayne, was able to help him through his poor health in later years.
The actor, who is survived by at least six grandchildren and one great-grandson, is believed to have spent some of the final years of his life in a nursing home in Yeovil, Somerset.
Fans used social media to pay tribute to the actor after his death
This Twitter user called his death “such a sad loss” and said he would “never be forgotten”.
This person called Peacock “one of the funniest characters ever” in a tribute to social media
That person had high praise for the BBC comedy sitcom The Vicar of Dibley in its tribute to Peacock
Many fans used Jim Trott’s catchphrase to mourn his loss, posting “No, No, No” on the sad news
Peacock is the youngest performer in Vicar of Dibley to have passed away in recent years.
Emma Chambers, who played Alice Tinker on the BBC comedy series for 13 years, died of natural causes, which was considered a heart attack in February 2018.
The actor Roger Lloyd-Pack, who played Owen Newitt, also died of pancreatic cancer in January 2014 John Bluthal, who played Frank Pickle, died in November 2018 at the age of 89.
Peacock’s career has included acting on stage, in film, on radio, on television, and in songwriting.
Born in Edmonton, North London in 1931, his television career began in the 1960s at ITV Television Playhouse, Comedy Playhouse and The Wednesday Play.
He later played Rouault in Madame Bovary and Quilp in The Old Curiosity Shop and appeared on EastEnders, Jonathan Creek, and the sitcom My Family.
In 2007 he appeared in the Hollywood film Fred Claus alongside Vince Vaughn and Paul Giamatti and played Santa’s father.
Peacock developed health problems in 2003 when he had a mini-stroke while performing on Hobson’s Choice at the Exchange Theater in Manchester
He also appeared in Dustin Hoffman’s directorial debut Quartet alongside Dame Maggie Smith and Sir Billy Connolly.
Peacock was also an accomplished songwriter, writing a number of hits including the 1960s track Mrs Brown, You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter, which was recorded by Hermans Hermits and Mystery Girl, recorded by Jess Conrad, as well as the lyrics for a Number of hits from The Vernons Girls.
He was also an accomplished Shakesperean actor who starred in a number of BBC productions including Titus Andronicus, Twelfth Night, and Henry V.
He had a long relationship with the Royal Exchange Theater in Manchester and appeared in many productions there. He also wrote a number of musicals including Leaping Ginger, Cinderella, Class K and Jack And The Giant.
Andy Capp, whom he wrote with Alan Price, played Sir Tom Courtenay and later moved to London’s Aldwych Theater.
After separating from his first wife, Peacock married actress Tilly Tremayne, who was chosen for her role on Coronation Street as Dr. Marian Taylor was famous.
Of Peacock’s four children, his two sons from separated marriages, Daniel and Harry, followed him into acting.
The former is now a writer and director and previously appeared in Only Fools and Horses as “Mental Mickey” and as part of films such as Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and The Jewel of the Nile.
Peacock’s son Harry also starred as Ray Purchase in Toast of London and was cast as part of episodes of Doctor Who and Midsomer Murders in 2008.
More recently, he has appeared on the comedy series Porridge and The Windsors. Harry is married to actress Katherine Parkinson, the star of The IT Crowd.
Peacock’s daughter Maudie from his second marriage also works for the BBC.
Vicar of Dibley Cast: Where Are They Now?
Peacock was a popular member of the Dibley Parish Council. Pictured: (back row, left to right) Frank Pickle, played by John Bluthal, Hugh Horton, played by James Fleet, Trevor Peacock as Jim Trott, Owen Newitt, played by Roger Lloyd Pack, (first row, left to right) Emma Chambers Alice Tinker, Dawn French as Geraldine and David Horton, played by Gary Waldhorn
Since Dawn played Dibley’s Vicar Geraldine Granger for decades, she has held a number of other acting roles, including alongside Emilia Fox in Delicious.
She also repeated her role for a Vicar of Dibley Christmas special in 2020, where her character responded to current affairs like Lockdown and the Black Lives Matter movement.
After starring Hugo Horton on the BBC comedy series, Fleet continued to star on the big screen.
Fleet, famous for his role in Four Weddings and a Funeral, also played Robbie Sloane on Coronation Street and starred in the third series of The Unforgotten in 2018.
Gary French Horn:
The actor played Coucillor David Horton on the popular comedy sitcom.
Although he was an accomplished Shakespearean actor before appearing on the show, Waldhorn retired after the show ended and has remained offscreen ever since.
The Vicar of Dibley came to an end when Chambers’ character Alice Tinker became wife of Horton.
The actress starred in a number of films after the show ended, including credits in Richard Curtis’ Notting Hill.
Unfortunately, the actress, who appeared at the Vicar of Dibley for 13 years, died of natural causes, which in February 2018 was considered a heart attack.
Roger Lloyd Pack:
His character famous Owen Newitt was known for his rough mouth on the BBC show.
Lloyd-Pack was also known as another rough and ready character – Trigger in Only Fools And Horses in the 80s and 90s. He also starred in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
The actor died of pancreatic cancer in January 2014 at the age of 69.
Bluthal died in November 2018 at the age of 89 after playing popular Frank Pickle Bluthal in the comedy between 1994 and 2007.
Smith’s character, who appeared on the BBC series as Letitia Cropley, was famous for her terrible cuisine.
Her career also included roles in A Queen’s Nose and A Private Function, for which she won a BAFTA.
The actress died on Christmas Eve 2016 at the age of 95.