Celebrity fans of actor Roger Lloyd-Pack, who died last night, have taken to Twitter to express their shock and sadness at his death aged just 69.
Father Ted writer Graham Linehan called it “very sad news” but revealed that he was able to tell Lloyd-Pack in person how much his own creation Father Dougal owed to the star’s portrayal of Trigger.
Very sad news about Roger Lloyd Pack. Trigger was an ancestor to Father Dougal and I'm glad I once had a chance to tell him so.
— Graham Linehan (@Glinner) January 16, 2014
The Thick of It and Peep Show writer Sam Bain who also co-wrote BBC1 comedy The Old Guys in which Lloyd-Pack starred, also praised the actor.
Very sad and shocking to hear about Roger Lloyd-Pack. One of the loveliest most talented actors I’ve ever had the privilege of working with.
— Sam Bain (@sambaintv) January 16, 2014
Gavin and Stacey writer and star James Corden called Lloyd-Pack “incredible”.
So sad to hear about the passing on Roger Lloyd Pack. What an incredible actor and person. May he rest in peace.
— James Corden (@JKCorden) January 16, 2014
And The Apprentice’s Lord Sugar was typically forthright about the “sad news” :
Sad news on the death of fools and horses actor Roger Lloyd-Pack ( trigger ) . One of my favourite TV characters . RIP
— Lord Sugar (@Lord_Sugar) January 16, 2014