Gary Waldhorn 'left 1 million in will'

Gary Waldhorn 'left 1 million in will' credit:Bang Showbiz
Gary Waldhorn 'left 1 million in will' credit:Bang Showbiz

Gary Waldhorn left £1.44 million in his will.

The 'Vicar of Dibley' actor - who starred as Councillor David Horton in hit sitcom - passed away in January aged 78.

According to The Sun newspaper, Probate Office papers show he left the seven-figure sum to his only son, Josh, and his two grandchildren.

Josh revealed the heart-breaking news that his father had died in January.

He said in a statement: "My beloved father, Gary Waldhorn peacefully passed away at 6.45am on January 10 2022. Classically trained, it was the theatre where he truly flourished and he leaves a legacy of entertainment that saw him frequent the boards of Broadway, the West End and our living rooms on the telly! He leaves behind his two grandsons, Cooper and Bayley, and his son Josh. We will all miss him terribly."

Shortly after Gary's death, 'Vicar of Dibley' actress Dawn French admitted she had been left heartbroken by his passing.

She took to Instagram to pay tribute to her fellow co-star, sharing a picture of Gary and a broken heart emoji.

'My Family' star Robert Lindsay also paid tribute to Gary.

He wrote on Twitter: "And during all this madness news of dear #garywaldhorn passing

"Such great memories of working with him and my wonderful pal Trevor Peacock at @rxtheatre (sic)"

Five other major cast members from 'The Vicar of Dibley' have tragically passed away.

Trevor Peacock (Jim Trott) died in March last year aged 89, John Bluthal (Frank Pickle) passed away in 2018 aged 89, and Liz Smith (Letitia Cropley) died in 2016 just three days before she was due to turn 95.

Emma Chambers (Alice Tinker) died of a heart attack in 2018 aged 53, and Roger Lloyd-Pack (Owen Newitt) passed away in 2014 aged 69.