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George Rossi died of pancreatic cancer.
The former 'The Bill' actor, who played DC Duncan Lennox in the police drama series, was revealed on Friday (07.01.22) to have passed away on Wednesday (05.01.22) at the age of 60, and his devastated widow Catrin has explained how her spouse passed away "surrounded by his loving family", including their children Matilda, 26, and Santino.
Catrin, 56, admitted that even though George's passing was expected, she is still in shock.
She told MailOnline: "George was a wonderful person. He died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family after losing his battle against pancreatic cancer.
"He died at home which is what he wanted. We will miss him terribly and we are all really grieving at the moment and trying to come to terms with this huge loss. The children are devastated as am I.'
"It was expected but this has hit us hard and we really don't know what more to say."
eorge's niece Louisa Rossi wrote on social media: "Unfortunately George Rossi who played DC Duncan Lennox passed away the morning of Wednesday 5th January 2022."
Louisa also revealed George had been acting "up until recently".
Casting director Claire Toeman said: "Rest in peace George Rossi you were the dearest of friends you will be sorely missed."
George also starred in the 1984 movie 'Comfort and Joy' alongside his brother Peter, and he made small screen appearances in the likes of 'Taggart', 'Whitechapel', and he appeared as Kevin in 'Roughnecks'.
What's more, the actor - who was born in Glasgow - appeared in medical dramas 'Holby City' and 'Casualty', as well as TV series 'The Singing Detective', and he starred opposite Peter Riegert, Denis Lawson, and Fulton Mackay in 1983 comedy-drama film 'Local Hero'.
In 2013, George appeared as Gianpaolo Albertini in BBC soap 'Doctors', and in 2011 he starred as Marco in 'Hustle'.
Most recently, he starred as David in 'Le Cineaste - A Director's Journey' in 2020.