Actor Roger Lloyd-Pack, whom TV viewers came to know as dim but lovable roadsweeper ‘Trigger’ on the comedy Only Fools and Horses, died of pancreatic cancer in London last night, his agent confirmed.
Lloyd-Pack’s agent, Maureen Vincent, said he “died at home surrounded by his family”, The Guardian reported. He was 69.
Pack, who is the father of actress Emily Lloyd, was born in Islington, North London, in 1944. He studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and made his stage debut in Northampton.
Lloyd-Pack then made several TV appearances, which included roles in The Avengers and The Vicar of Dibley, but his break came in 1981, when he was cast as Colin ‘Trigger’ Ball on Only Fools and Horses.
His co-star on the show, David Jason, who played Derek ‘Dell Boy’ Trotter, told Sky News Lloyd-Pack was a pleasure to work with.
“Although he played the simple soul of Trigger in Only Fools And Horses, he was a very intelligent man and a very fine actor capable of many roles,” Jason said. “I shall remember him with fondness and for all the good times we had together.”
More recently, Lloyd-Pack played Barty Crouch in the film Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and a had a role in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.
We pay tribute to Lloyd-Pack by looking back on some of his most memorable moments on Only Fools and Horses:
Dell Boy Falls Through the Bar
My Name is Rodney!
Trigger and Gandhi
Trigger’s Dodgy Briefcases
Roger Lloyd-Pack with his daughter Emily Lloyd image via Shutterstock