Cast members of Emmerdale have paid tribute to Freddie Jones, who passed away July 9th 2019 at the age of 91.
Agent Lesley Duff confirmed: “It is with great sadness that I can confirm the death of Freddie Jones.
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“He passed away on the evening of July 9 after a short illness.
“Freddie was a much loved and admired actor, known for his triumphs in classical theatre, film and television.
“He will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him and most especially his family.”
Freddie’s friends and co-stars have responded to the sad news with lovely messages.
Will be raising a glass or two tonight to the wonderful Freddie Jones. So lucky to have worked with this legend. A very special man. R.I.P Freddie ❤️ “If there’s another world, he lives in bliss; If there is none, he made the best of this” pic.twitter.com/09aEfslayP
— Katherine Dow Blyton (@BlytonDow) July 10, 2019
Katherine Down Blyton, who plays Harriet Finch, wrote: “Will be raising a glass or two tonight to the wonderful Freddie Jones. So luck to have worked with this legend.
“A very special man. R.I.P Freddie. ‘If there’s another world, he lives in bliss; If there is none, he made the best of this.'”
One of the loveliest men I’ve ever shared a scene or a dressing room with. It was a great privilege to work with an actor of his stature. He also gave the most moving speech as he departed Emmerdale, all about love. Sorely missed. https://t.co/NKscDuIx9E
— Nick Miles (@Nick_Miles_) July 10, 2019
Nick Miles, who plays Jimmy King wrote: “One of the loveliest men I’ve ever shared a scene or a dressing room with. It was a great pleasure to work with an actor of his stature.
“He also had the most moving speech as he departed Emmerdale, all about love. Sorely missed.”
Feel very lucky to have worked with Freddie Jones. Rest In Peace, a true legend ❤️
— Michelle Hardwick (@ChelleHardwick) July 10, 2019
— Amy Walsh (@amywalsh27) July 10, 2019
Michelle Hardwick, who plays Vanessa Woodfield, wrote: “Feel very lucky to have worked with Freddie Hones. Rest In Peace, a true legend.”
Amy Walsh, who plays Vanessa’s on screen sister Tracy Metcalfe responded with a crying face emoji.
What an amazing life #FreddieJones had- one to be celebrated- lucky to have worked with him- thoughts though with his family at this sad time x
— Samantha Giles (@sammeegiles) July 10, 2019
Samantha Giles, who plays Bernice Blackstock wrote: “What an amazing life #FreddieJones had- one to be celebrated- lucky t have worked with him- thoughts though with his family at this sad time x” [sic]
— John Bowe (@JohnBoweActor) July 10, 2019
John Bowe, who played Lawrence White from 2014 till 2018 wrote: “RIP #FreddieJones Au revious, Freddie. What fun stories we exchanged. Bon Vovage. JB.”
— Emmerdale (@emmerdale) July 10, 2019
The Emmerdale official Twitter account tweeted a picture of Freddie and wrote: “Everyone at Emmerdale is deeply sad to hear about the death of one of the show’s most brilliant actors and favourite human beings, Freddie Jones. #Emmerdale.”
Emmerdale viewers said goodbye to Sandy in February, 2017, as he headed off for Australia, following the arrival of glamorous traveller Maisie.
She was over from Australia, where she is big pals with Betty, and came armed with comedy Oz gifts.
Sandy and Maisie instantly got on like a house on fire but she already had a ticket home booked.
But then came a surprise – Sandy opened an envelope among Betty’s presents and inside was a first class ticket to Down Under.
There followed some serious soul searching about whether he should follow his heart to new adventures, or stay with his beloved family.
Sandy decided to follow his heart and headed Down Under. His last appearance on screen saw Laurel organise a video call in the Woolpack, so all his friends and family can see how he was settling in.
And they discovered he was feeling right at home already!
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