Upstairs Downstairs and Last of the Summer Wine star Christopher Beeny dies ...

'Your dad brought us great joy': Fans pay tribute to Upstairs Downstairs and Last of the Summer Wine star Christopher Beeny after he died peacefully in his armchair aged 78 Known for roles as Edward in Upstairs Downstairs and debt collector in LOTSW The 78-year-old died 'peacefully in his armchair' at his home in Kent on Jan 3  His son Rick Blackman announced the news on Twitter with tributes flooding in 

By Lara Keay For Mailonline

Published: 08:38 GMT, 8 January 2020 | Updated: 11:15 GMT, 8 January 2020

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Tributes have poured in to the much-loved actor Christopher Beeny after he died 'peacefully in his armchair' aged 78.

His son Rick Blackman revealed Mr Beeny, who was known for his roles in the 1970s show Upstairs Downstairs and Last of the Summer Wine, died at home in Kent on January 3. 

He tweeted: 'I have some sad news to impart. On Friday 3rd of January my old dad Christopher Beeny died at his home in Kent. 

'He was 78. Comforted to know he was not alone at the end and was in his armchair.' 

Emmerdale script and storywriter Kathleen Beedles led tributes to him after he made a cameo appearance in the soap in 2006. 

She said Mr Beeny gave the cast and crew 'great joy' and it was an 'honour' to meet him. 

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The star of Upstairs Downstairs (pictured) and Last of the Summer Wine Christopher Beeny has died aged 78

The star of Upstairs Downstairs (pictured) and Last of the Summer Wine Christopher Beeny has died aged 78

Mr Beeny, who lived in Kent, is pictured with his wife Diana and their pet dog

Mr Beeny, who lived in Kent, is pictured with his wife Diana and their pet dog 

Mr Beeny is pictured (back row, second left) with his Upstairs Downstairs co-stars

Mr Beeny is pictured (back row, second left) with his Upstairs Downstairs

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