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Loved Tough Talking Actor Dennis Waterman, Dead At 74.

Veteran singer and actor Mr Dennis Waterman, best known for his appearences on stage and screen and through his TV series; “The Sweeney” (as tough cop George Carter, 1970s), “Minder” (as bodyguard Terry McCann) and “New Tricks” (as Gerry Standing), has passed away this afternoon, May 8th, 2022, at the age of 74 years.

Mr Waterman sang the theme song for “Minder”, “I Could Be So Good for You”, which was a top 3 UK hit back in 1980 and a top 10 hit in Australia. The song was written by his then wife Patricia Maynard, in collusion with Gerard Kenny in 1981.

A statement from his family today said: “We are deeply saddened to announce that our beloved Dennis, passed away, very peacefully, in hospital in Spain, on Sunday afternoon, with Pam by his side.
The family kindly ask that our privacy is respected at this very difficult time,”

Mr Waterman was born in London in 1948 and began his acting career on the stage, starting at the Royal Shakespeare Company based in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England, at the age of 12.

However, it was “The Sweeney” that made Waterman a household name, co-starring with John Thaw; a show which ran for almost four years, before continuing on later, to make two films based on the show itself.

Mr Waterman released his first music album, ” Downwind of Angels” in 1976 and a single, “I Will Glide”, was released from that album,

His 60 year outstanding career included “Night Train for Inverness”; “William”; “Fair Exchange”, “Go Kart Go”; “Scars of Dracula”; “Fright”; “Man in the Wilderness”; “Follow the Yellow Brick Road”; “Man About the House” and “Saratoga”; to name but a few.

He undertook his final film project in 2020, latter a drama comedy entitled “Never Too Late”, made in Australia.

Mr Waterman was married and divorce, to actresses Penny Dixon, Patricia Maynard and Rula Lenska.
He is survived by his fourth wife, Pam Flint and their two children.

In ár gcroíthe go deo.

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