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Actor Tom Owen dies ‘peacefully’ aged 73

Last of the Summer Wine star Tom Owen has died aged 73.

The actor is best known for playing Tom Simmonite in the long-running BBC sitcom for 10 years from 2000.

His appearance on the popular show continued a family tradition after his father, Bill Owen, portrayed his on-screen father, Compo Simmonite.

A statement from Tom’s family released on Tuesday (November 8) said: “He passed away peacefully and is survived by his two children, James and William, and ex-wife, Mary.”

Fans have since taken to social media to mourn the acting legend.

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