Actor George Rossi, best known for playing DC Duncan Lennox in police drama The Bill, has died at the age of 61
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The Bill’s George Rossi has died at the age of 61, his heartbroken family has confirmed.
The actor was best known for his role as DC Duncan Lennox in the ITV police drama.
It was announced today that he died on January 5.
His niece Louisa Rossi shared the sad news, saying: “Unfortunately George Rossi who played DC Duncan Lennox passed away the morning of Wednesday 5th January 2022.”
She said her uncle had been acting until recently.
George, who was born in Glasgow, is survived by his wife Catrin and two children.
After the tragic news emerged, his close friend and casting director Claire Toeman said in tribute: “Rest in peace George Rossi you were the dearest of friends you will be sorely missed.”
She said that George’s role in The Bill saw him become a “firm favourite” among fans, adding that “he will always be remembered for portraying one of the most popular faces on The Bill in the late nineties”.
George also had a reputation for being a lovely man whenever he bumped into his fans.
One shared on Twitter: “I randomly bumped into George Rossi in London a few years back, what an absolute legend! Just spent 10 mins chatting about Sun Hill!”
Another fan posted: “Oh no, this is incredibly sad news. Duncan Lennox was a favourite of many fans of #thebill, such a talented actor.”
And another told his niece Louisa: “So sorry for your loss, prayers and thoughts with your family and George’s loved ones.”
George began working for his family’s ice cream business before training to become an actor at East 15 Acting School.
He made his debut in 1984 movie Comfort & Joy, in which he starred alongside his brother Peter.
During his career, George also appeared in Taggart, Holby City, The Singing Detective and Whitechapel.
And after his time on The Bill, he went on to play roles in the likes of Doctors and Casualty.
His final credited role on IMDb was in 2020’s Le Cineaste – A Director’s Journey.
He worked alongside some of Hollywood’s biggest names too, including Scream’s David Arquette, X-Men’s Famke Janssen and Speed star Sandra Bullock.
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