THE stars of Only Fools and Horses have paid tribute to Roger Lloyd-Pack, forever known to millions for his role as amiable dimwit Trigger, after his death at the age of 69.

Sir David Jason said he was not only a fine actor but "a pleasure to work with".

Mr Lloyd-Pack, whose other memorable portrayals included his regular role as farmer Owen Newitt in The Vicar Of Dibley, died at his home in London.His agent, Maureen Vincent, said he had pancreatic cancer and "died at home surrounded by his family".

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Mr Lloyd-Pack clocked up appearances in dozens of TV shows such as The Borgias and had a recurring role in BBC series 2Point4 Children as well as many films including a recent appearance in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, in addition to being a respected Shakespearean actor.

But he will be best known as dopey road-sweeper Trigger in BBC1's Only Fools, a show that continued to hold a fascination with viewers long after it ended.

Sir David - who led the cast as Del Boy Trotter in the comedy - said: "I was very saddened to hear of Roger's passing. He was a very quiet, kind and unassuming actor who was a pleasure to work with."

Mr Lloyd-Pack was born into an acting family in north London and his father, Charles, was a regular in Hammer horror films.

Nicholas Lyndhurst, who played Rodney, said: "I'm so saddened to hear about Roger.

"He was the most accomplished actor and loved by millions."