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Actor Peter Benson dead at the age of 75

Rodolfo Vieira
Sep 09, 2018
07:09 A.M.
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Peter Benson, the famous British actor, has recently passed away at the age of 75 following a short illness.

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Benson drew his last breath on Thursday, September 6, 2018, but the details surrounding his death are yet to be revealed.

According to BBC, Benson had a long and prestigious career, with the police drama "Heartbeat" being his most notorious work.

In the show, which was set in the 1960s, Benson played the role of Bernie Scripps, a funeral director who, most often than not, would get himself into terrible money-making schemes.

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HIS GREATEST ROLE

The character also ran a garage in Aidensfield, a fictional town, where these schemes would take place, usually with the help of Claude Greengrass, played by Bill Maynard, and Vernon Scripps, played by Geoffrey Hughes.

Benson was a part of the show since it premiered back in 1992 and was there when it ended in 2010, lasting a total of 18 seasons. But, aside from "Heartbeat," the actor also had other gigs.

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A MAN OF MANY TALENTS

The late 75-year-old starred in "Blackadder," alongside Rowan Atkinson, as Henry VII, as well as in "Albion Market," ITV's soap opera. He also made appearances in "Casualty," a hospital drama.

Benson wasn't just a great actor, he had an undeniable skill when it came to dancing and singing, wish contributed to his profile as an accomplished theater actor.

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THE OLD AND THE NEW

Back in 1977, Benson joined Maynard on stage in a production of "Trinity Tales" and played the main role in BBC's television adaptation of Shakespear's "Henry VI."

But Benson wasn't the only star passing away in the past few days; on Friday, September 7, Mac Miller, Ariana Grande's ex-boyfriend, died at the age of 26.

Although the cause of death is yet to be confirmed, it is believed that the rapper succumbed to a drug overdose at his home in Studio City, Los Angeles, California.

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