Paul Shane Dies: British Actor Was 72

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Paul Shane, the British actor who became famous for his role on the show "Hi-De-Hi!" has died after a brief illness. He was 72 years old.

Shane actually got started in showbiz in an unlikely way; after a mining accident at the age of just 27, he sang in small pubs in the '70s and was eventually offered television roles. His biggest role was that of entertainer Ted Bovis on the popular BBC series "Hi-De-Hi!"

Linda Kremer, Shane's agent, had this to say about her client and friend:

“Paul Shane was a consummate professional, a true gentleman, a good friend, and a joy to work with over the past 15 years. He didn’t suffer fools, always maintained his sense of humour, never stinted on the time he gave to his fans. He lightened my life and I’ll miss him enormously.”

Shane is also being remembered on Twitter today by those who knew him and those who grew up watching him.

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