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Maurice Roëves dead: Doctor Who and EastEnders star dies aged 83

Maurice Roëves dead: Doctor Who and EastEnders star dies aged 83 – as tributes flood in for actor who saw Hollywood fame appearing alongside Daniel Day-Lewis in Last of Mohicans

  • It has not been made public what the legendary Doctor Who actor, 83, died from
  • A statement on Twitter revealed the heartbreaking news on Wednesday morning
  • Roeves was renown for staring as an alcoholic father called Geoff in Eastenders

Doctor Who actor Maurice Roeves has died at the age of 83, his agent has said.

A statement on Twitter said: ‘It is with great sadness that we can confirm the passing of our wonderful client #MauriceRoeves. We will miss him hugely & all our love goes to Vanessa and family.’

It has not been made public what the legendary actor died of.

Roeves was renown for staring as an alcoholic father called Geoff in Eastenders, as well as alongside Daniel Day-Lewis in The Last Of The Mohicans.

Doctor Who actor Maurice Roeves (pictured in 2009) has died at the age of 83, his agent has said

Tributes flooded in on Wednesday afternoon, with Director Paul Carmichael saying he was ‘one of the nicest people’ he had met.

He said: ‘Maurice Roeves has died. An incredibly powerful actor. Last time I saw him he was being chilling on River City.

‘I met him once, outside a hotel in London. One of the nicest people I’ve ever chatted to. RIP.’

Roeves is survived by his wife Vanessa Rawlings-Jackson, whom he married in 2001. 

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