Saturday, July 28, 2012

RIP " Our Onslow "


Sadly, Britain has lost yet another of it's well-loved actors Friday evening.

Geoffrey Hughes, 68 years old passed away at his home after losing a two year battle with Prostate Cancer.
He was well known and much loved for his portrayal of slobbish Onslow in Keeping Up Appearances, and Twiggy in the Royle Family.
He also played Eddie Yeats in Coronation Street.

RIP "Our Onslow", you will be greatly missed by all of your fans.

Obituary: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/culture-obituaries/tv-radio-obituaries/9436024/Geoffrey-Hughes.html

Image credit: UK Telegraph

20 comments:

Deanna said...

i so liked him!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Rest in Peace Geoffrey.
love
tweedles

Denise said...

I was greatly saddened to hear this news. He will be missed.

donna baker said...

I love Keeping Up Appearances. It makes me happy in a world with such turmoil.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

"Royale family", i remember! A lost indeed !

Rosewalk Cottage said...

He was one of my favorites. Thank you for posting.
~Clara

L. D. Burgus said...

Onslow is one of my favorite characters. It is sad to loose him.

Mary Sullivan Frasier said...

I'd read about his illness recently. As much as this news saddens me, I'm glad for his sake, that his struggles are over. He seemed such a humble and kind man... a rare quality in his craft. RIP Geoffrey.

Mrs. V. said...

Aww, that's so sad. We were watching Keeping Up Appearances just last night.

Patsy said...

I never miss "Keeping up Appearances" on Sat. night. The show will not be the same with out Onslow.

Star said...

He will indeed be greatly missed.

Bittersweetfolkart said...

I enjoyed watching him many a time .
wonderful actor . Will be
sadly missed .

Cozy in Texas said...

I remember him in Coronation Street and Keeping Up Appearances - very sad.
Ann

Amish Stories said...

Being in the states I did not know of his work, but regardless my condolences to his family and fans who live in the UK. Richard from Amish Stories

Sue said...

Awww so sad, I remember him well! I remember Eddie in Coronation Street and in the Royle Family, do you remember the dance when they were peeling the wallpaper, so funny!

Monique @ Magpie Hollow said...

Oh, I'm so sad to hear this. I didn't know yet.
I loved Onslow !!!

Mary said...

His character,(Onslow) as my husband said, seemed like I guy he would spend time with..... RIP

Sharron said...

my favourite, him and Jim Royale stripping wallpaper to Mambo Number five in the Royale Family, priceless

Betty said...

I was unaware that 'Onslow' had passed away. I always enjoy watching PBS on Saturday evenings to see the 'Brit Comedies'.

Rest in Peace Onslow....

Betty @ Country Charm

Babs said...

Oh no.. I didn't know he had passed away. I'm so sorry. We so enjoy his performances on "Keeping Up Appearances.
Babs