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