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Doctor Who and Emmerdale actor Richard Franklin dies

Actor Richard Franklin, known for his roles in Doctor Who and Emmerdale, passed away at the age of 87, as confirmed by a spokesperson for his family.

The family’s statement revealed that Richard peacefully passed away while sleeping, following a prolonged battle with illness. His departure has left them profoundly saddened, and they will cherish memories of his generosity, creative passion, and captivating storytelling.

Beyond his familial connections, Richard is fondly recalled for his extensive career in both television and theater. Throughout his long-running career, he brought joy to audiences of all ages.

“This gave him great joy and we know his legacy will last.”

Mr. Franklin, renowned for his portrayal of Captain Mike Yates in the enduring BBC One sci-fi series, passed away serenely in his sleep on Christmas Day, as reported by a close friend.

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Liam Rudden, who received his inaugural professional acting opportunity from the esteemed stage and screen actor, shared the news on the late TV star’s social media page. On X, formerly known as Twitter, he expressed, “It is with great sadness that the family of Richard Franklin have asked me to share news of his passing, early this morning.”

Richard departed peacefully in his sleep. Information regarding funeral arrangements will be communicated on this platform once they are finalized.

“Sleep well, Richard. #RIP – Liam Rudden.”

In a post to his own social media account, he said he was “devastated”, adding: “Farewell to a mentor and friend.”

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