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Entertainment Actor Frank Windsor who starred in Z-Cars dies aged 92

21:00  02 october  2020
21:00  02 october  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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a man wearing a suit and tie: Z-Cars and Softly, Softly actor Frank Windsor, pictured above, has died at the age of 92 © Provided by Daily Mail Z-Cars and Softly, Softly actor Frank Windsor, pictured above, has died at the age of 92

Actor Frank Windsor who starred in Z-Cars, Eastenders and Softly, Softly actor has died at the age of 92 'surrounded by his family', his agent has said.

Windsor was best known for playing Detective Sergeant John Watt in the BBC series Z-Cars, which was set in the fictional town of Newtown, based on Kirkby in Lancashire.

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A statement from Frank Windsor's agent said: 'It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our much-loved client Frank Windsor at the age of 92.

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'Frank passed away peacefully at his home in London on Wednesday September 30 2020.

'Born Frank W Higgins on July 12 1928, his acting career spanned over 50 years, with notable roles in Z-Cars, Softly Softly, Casualty and Peak Practice.

'Frank is survived by his daughter Amanda and his wife Mary, who was by his side until the end.

'As per Frank's wishes and in keeping with Covid restrictions, there will be no funeral or memorial service, just a private cremation with his ashes being laid to rest with his beloved son David.

'Our thoughts are with his family and friends.'

Windsor attended Queen Mary's Grammar School, Walsall, before going on to study at the Central School of Speech and Drama, then based at the London's Royal Albert Hall.

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He played DS Watt in Z-Cars from 1962 to 1965 and later appeared in spin-offs Softly, Softly and Softly, Softly: Taskforce from 1966 to 1976.

His final film role came in 2000 as Mr Walker in Between Two Women.

a man and a woman holding a baby: Windsor is survived by his daughter Amanda and his wife Mary, who his agent said were both 'by his side until the end'. His ashes will be laid to rest with his son David © Provided by Daily Mail Windsor is survived by his daughter Amanda and his wife Mary, who his agent said were both 'by his side until the end'. His ashes will be laid to rest with his son David a person standing in front of an old car parked in a parking lot: Frank Windsor with his 1958 Standard Pennant Motor Car. His agent said today: 'Frank passed away peacefully at his home in London on Wednesday September 30 2020' © Provided by Daily Mail Frank Windsor with his 1958 Standard Pennant Motor Car. His agent said today: 'Frank passed away peacefully at his home in London on Wednesday September 30 2020' Read more

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