Lewis Collins the star of The Professional TV series has died at the age of 67. His agent has confirmed his death.
Lewis Collins played the role of Bodie in the 1970s TV series. He dies in Log Angeles after a five-year struggle with cancer.
His agent said: “He died peacefully at his LA home surrounded by his family. Privacy is asked for at this very sad time.”
The Professionals was based around the adventures of a fictional crime fighting unit called CI5.
The ITV show became huge hit in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Collins’s other notable roles included SAS captain Peter Skellen in 1982’s Who Dares Wins.
Shaw, currently appearing in a West End production of 12 Angry Men, said he was saddened by the news of his co-star’s death.
“We spent a very tough four years together in making the Professionals, and shared in the production of what has become an icon of British television,” he said.
“He will be remembered as part of the childhood of so many people, and mourned by his fans. I send my love and condolences to his family, and the great many who will miss him.”
RIP Lweis Collins.