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Stars attend Roger Lloyd Pack funeral

(l-r) John Challis, Sir David Jason and Sue Holderness Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Only Fools stars John Challis, Sir David Jason and Sue Holderness paid their respects

Only Fools and Horses stars Sir David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst have joined mourners at Roger Lloyd Pack's funeral in central London.

The actor, best known for his role as slow-witted Trigger in the long-running BBC sitcom, died last month aged 69.

John Challis, who played car dealer Boycie, and his on-screen wife Sue Holderness, also attended the service at St Paul's, Covent Garden.

His daughter, actress Emily Lloyd, led the service.

Nigel Havers, Stephen Rea, Miranda Richardson, Alison Steadman, Kathy Burke and Joely Richardson were among the many stars to pay tribute to an actor whose career spanned more than 40 years.

St Paul's is also known as the Actor's Church for its long association with the theatre world.

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Image caption Roger Lloyd Pack's coffin was transported in a pink hearse

The only actor - apart from Lyndhurst and Jason - to appear in both the first and last episode of the much-loved sitcom, Lloyd Pack won a whole new generation of fans with his role as Owen Newitt in the Vicar of Dibley.

In recent years he was seen at the Shakespeare's Globe, appearing alongside Mark Rylance and Stephen Fry in its production of Richard III and Twelfth Night.

A committed socialist, he campaigned for nuclear disarmament and was a supporter of Left Unity, a recently formed "radical political party of the left".

Lloyd Pack, who had pancreatic cancer, died on 15 January.

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