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The obituary notice of Ian LAVENDER

Birmingham, 16/02/1946 - 02/02/2024 (Age 77), Published in: funeral-notices.co.uk. Notable areas: Canterbury, Bristol, London

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IanLAVENDERThe last remaining Dad's Army star Ian Lavender has sadly died at the age of 77.

Ian, who played 'stupid boy' Private Frank Pike, passed away on Friday and his death was announced on Monday afternoon. A Dad's Army's Twitter account post announced the news, saying: "We are deeply saddened to hear the passing of the wonderful Ian Lavender. In what truly marks the end of an era, Ian was the last surviving member of the Dad’s Army main cast.

"His wonderful performance as Private Frank Pike will live on for decades to come. He leaves behind a legacy of laughter enjoyed by millions. We will dedicate this year’s tour to his memory. Our thoughts and love are with Ian’s wonderful wife Miki, their family and close friends."

Lavender's agent, Hilary Gagan, confirmed to PA that his client had died. Gagan also shared that Lavender had been ill for some time and that his wife and sons were by his side.

The actor, from Birmingham, was only 22 when he first appeared in Dad’s Army. He went on to have a successful acting career, with many fans knowing him from his time in EastEnders. Ian joined the BBC One soap in 2001 as Derek Harkinson, a gay friend of Pauline Fowler.

The actor appeared in more than 200 episodes and then later returned as a guest to Albert Square in 2016. Ian appeared in his last episode in 2017, before it was announced he would not be returning to the show. It would be the last time Ian ever made a TV appearance.

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For the full story, see Mirror.co.uk
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31 Tributes left for Ian Lavender
Liz lavender :An inspiration xx Liz Lavender xx 20/02/2024
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John Elvis Farnen:From one veteran to another Rest in Peace (Pike) What is you&#...14/02/2024
Mrs Catherine Parker (kate):Rest in everlasting peace Ian. Kate (we had the same birthdate)10/02/2024
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Linda :Ian you played the part of Pike perfectly! We all kn...10/02/2024
Turner:RIP.you have brought so much pleasure and laughter ...10/02/2024
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An inspiration xx Liz Lavender xx
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20/02/2024
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From one veteran to another Rest in Peace (Pike)
What is you're nane you are also going on the list
(DON'T TELL HIM PIKE)
REST I PEACE BROTHER GOD BLESS
John Elvis Farnen:
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Rest in everlasting peace Ian. Kate
(we had the same birthdate)
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10/02/2024
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Ian you played the part of Pike perfectly! We all know someone like Pike. You were hilarious with your brilliant facial expressions and mannerisms. Unbelievable acting from such a young actor. You will live on in the episodes of Dad’s Army forever! Sincere condolences to Ian’s family. Think of all the wonderful times you spent together. May he Rest in Peace. Amen
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10/02/2024
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RIP.you have brought so much pleasure and laughter to millions of us over the years..you gained your wings.our Lord looked down and saw you was weary so called you back home r To restAmen
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