Disease Behind Vicar Of Dibley Star Gary Waldhorn’s Cause of Death

Disease Behind Vicar Of Dibley Star Gary Waldhorn's Cause of Death

Vicar of Dibley star Gary Waldhorn’s cause of death has been partly clarified soon after the actor passed away on Monday (January 10, 2022) at the age of 78 while his family was by his side.

Our team offered its deepest sympathies to the star and his heartbroken family in these dark days.

The tragic passing news of the actor, famous for playing bullish Councillor David Horton in every episode of the popular TV sitcom, Vicar of Dibley, from 1994 to 2007, was confirmed by his son, Josh.

A statement released by Josh Waldhorn read, “My beloved father, Gary Waldhorn peacefully passed away at 6.45 am on January 10, 2022. Classically trained, it was the theatre where he truly flourished, and he leaves a legacy of entertainment that saw him frequent the boards of Broadway, the West End, and our living rooms on the telly!”

“He leaves behind his two grandsons, Cooper and Bayley, and his son Josh. We will all miss him terribly,” Josh added.

Additionally, a statement from the BBC Comedy team continued, “Gary was an incredibly talented actor who is fondly remembered by us for his numerous appearances on some of the nation’s most treasured BBC shows, and of course as Councillor David Horton in The Vicar Of Dibley. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time.”

His most recent appearance was in a Christmas special, The Vicar Of Dibley In Lockdown, alongside star Dawn French, who plays Rev Geraldine Granger, and James Fleet, who plays his on-screen son Hugo.

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Did a Disease Become Gary Waldhorn’s Cause of Death?

At this time, although many are asking about Gary Waldhorn’s cause of death, there is no exact and reliable report! However, some claim the artist lost his life due to heart disease.

Nevertheless, our team does not confirm any rumors; we are trying our best to find related information about the tragedy and provide the latest updates as soon as possible. Nevertheless, family privacy should be respected at this difficult time.

Waldhorn starred in classic British TV shows such as The Sweeney, Brush Strokes, and Hotel Babylon and even featured in the comedy sketch show French And Saunders.

He was an accomplished Shakespearean actor and had performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company in productions such as Much Ado About Nothing.

Besides the screen, Waldhorn was a mainstay in the theatre, collaborating with the Royal Shakespeare Company, and provided voiceovers for adverts for famous companies like Green Flag, Kwik Fit, Branston, and Marmite, among others.

His theatre roles included Good for the RSC in 1981, which went to Broadway the following year, while he additionally starred alongside David Tennant in Black Comedy in the West End in 1998. 

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He also played a role in Henry IV at the Old Vic, announcing to the BBC, “I liked acting as a child, and I remember as a first-former in London we were given tickets to the Old Vic to see a Shakespeare play. I saw Richard Burton play Henry V and my life changed. I came home and said I wanted to be a Shakespearian actor.’

He becomes the sixth member of the Vicar of Dibley cast to have sadly died in recent years, while Trevor Peacock, who appeared as Jim Trott in the comedy series, died at the age of 89 in March last year.

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To name a few of his other notable television credits:

  • Caulaincourt in the mini-series Napoleon and Love,
  • Greville in The Top Secret Life of Edgar Briggs, 
  • Henry Channon in Edward & Mrs. Simpson,
  • Teddy Lupus in Enemy at the Door,
  • John Fearnley in Moving,
  • Gordon Lochhead in Campaign, Cllr.
  • Alec Radcliffe in The Chief,
  • Seargent Bob Pulver in Lovejoy,
  • Cmdre. Forrest in Longitude.