EastEnders Kathy Beale star pays tribute to Bill Treacher and recalls sparkle

EastEnders Kathy Beale star pays tribute to Bill Treacher and recalls sparkle

11/08/2022
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    Tributes for EastEnders star Bill Treacher, who played the legendary role of Arthur Fowler, have poured in.

    The actor died aged 92 after battling with declining health.

    Kathy Beale star Gillian Taylforth gushed over her fond memories with the late actor as she said: “I have so many happy memories of Bill, in fact we were only sharing stories of him at work the other day, about how he always had a sparkle in his eyes, usually before he mischievously set us off laughing during scenes.

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    “Bill was a wonderful, wonderful man who will be truly missed and I am sending all our love to his wife Kate and his family.”

    Letitia Dean, who plays Sharon Watts also wrote: “Bill really was the life and soul of the set, he was an absolute joy to be around and always had a smile on his face and a twinkle in his eye.

    “As an actor, Bill was meticulous and he went to great lengths to portray Arthur, from the smallest scenes to the heartbreaking stories.

    “Bill was an utter professional, a wonderful man and he will be greatly missed. I’m sending all my love to his family.”

    Todd Carty, otherwise known on-screen as Mark Fowler, wrote: “I’m so sorry to hear about Bill passing, I absolutely loved working with him. He was not only an amazing actor but a kind and sincere man.

    The official EastEnders account also shared a statement on Twitter.

    They account posted: "It is with great sadness that we learnt of the passing of Bill Treacher. Bill & his character, Arthur Fowler, will forever be held in great affection by everyone at EastEnders. Rest in peace, Bill."

    Fans have also since flooded to Twitter to sharetheir sympathies to the family.

    One user wrote: "RIP Bill Treacher! A true legend and icon who bought so much to EastEnders as Arthur Fowler! You will be sorely missed #EastEnders #BillTreacher #RIPBillTreacher."

    Another tweeted: "One of the best characters on the show and British TV as a whole. Rest In Peace Bill. Best Wishes to those who knew him [heart emoji] #BillTreacher #EastEnders."

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