Vicar Of Dibley actor Trevor Peacock has sadly died aged 89 years old it has been confirmed.
The actor played Jim Trott in the comedy series alongside its main star Dawn French in every episode of the BBC sitcom from 1994 to 2015 aside from the latest Christmas special.
Peacock also made appearances in EastEnders, My Family, Jonathan Creek and and in 2007 appeared in the movie Fred Claus, opposite Vince Vaughn and Paul Giamatti.
His family said in statement: “Trevor Peacock, actor, writer and song-writer, died aged 89 on the morning of March 8th from a dementia-related illness.”
We are all saddened to learn that Trevor Peacock, who played Jim Trott so brilliantly in The Vicar of Dibley has passed away at the age of 89. Our thoughts are with his family and friends. pic.twitter.com/h9qyQSThgE
— GOLD (@goldchannel) March 9, 2021
Parish council member was famous with his catchphrase of “no no no no…”
Vicar Of Dibley actor Trevor Peacock dies aged 89 of dementia-related illness https://t.co/uPAE2pQ0Fw
— Sky News (@SkyNews) March 9, 2021
Peacock was born in Edmonton, north London, in 1931. He started his television acting career in the 1960s in the ITV Television Playhouse and The Wednesday Play.
Tributes have been coming in for the star. George Rainsford wrote on Twitter: ‘Ah man I loved Trevor Peacock. Remember him as Giles Corey in the @TheRSC’s #TheCrucible and scene-stealing with his line, ‘A fart on Thomas Putnam!’
Co-star Dawn French posted the heart wrenching tweet below on Twitter.
💔 Night Trev. I love you. pic.twitter.com/17sXcpVDhI
— Dawn French 💙 (@Dawn_French) March 9, 2021
Peacock is the fifth major cast member from the Vicar of Dibley to die in recent years, as Roger Lloyd-Pack, who portrayed farmer Owen Newitt, died in 2014 of course he was also famous for playing Trigger in Only Fools and Horses, followed by Liz Smith, who played Letitia Cropley in 2016.
Hard to think Alice Tinker (Emma Chambers), Owen Newitt (Roger Lloyd-Pack), Frank Pickle (John Bluthall), Letitia Cropley (Liz Smith) and now dear Jim Trott (Trevor Peacock) are no longer with us. Bless you for entertaining us all these years. Dibley forever. #TheVicarOfDibley pic.twitter.com/wA4vMfukgA
— Fritha Malcouronne 💙 (@NomadicWriter) March 9, 2021
Another star of the show Emma Chambers, who played the character of Alice Tinker, and John Bluthal, who played Frank, both died in 2018 also.
Rest in peace, Trevor Peacock.#YTFC 💚
— Yeovil Town FC (@YTFC) March 9, 2021
Peacock was married twice, and was dad to two sons and two daughters who survive him.