Television actor Jack Smethurst has died. The film comic actor was 89-year-old at the time of his sudden passing. It is reported that The Love Thy Neighbour actor died on Wednesday, February 16, 2022. Ever since the news broke down to social media, his fans and celebrities who had worked with him are mourning his death. People are paying tribute to the popular actor and are offering his friends and loved ones condolences. As per reports, the actor was surrounded by family when he breathed his last. Here’s what we know about it.
The actor’s fans took to Twitter to express their sadness. One fan wrote that he met Jack with his daughter in February 2020 at the London Film Fair. The user addressed Smethurst as a lovely and chatty man who was so happy that younger people knew who he was. Another user commented that he is deeply saddened to hear the death of the actor at the age of 89. It was added that Jack rose to television fame through 70s sitcoms including Love Thy Neighbour and For the Love of Ada and along with television shows, he also had an accomplished film and stage career too. The fans paid tribute to the kind and funny man.
Who Was Jack Smethurst?
Best known for his role as Eddie Booth in the popular British sitcom Love Thy Neighbour, jack Smethurst had garnered huge popularity in his filmy career. Born on April 9, 1932, in England, Jack was an English television and film, comic actor. With the 1958 released film “Carry On Sergeant”, the actor made his film debut. He went on to appear in films like Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, A kind of Loving, Run with the Wind, Night After Night After Night, and many more.
Later, he was featured in Love Thy Neighbour which brought him popularity and recognition. The show aired for eight series from 1972 and 1976. After the sitcom ended, he did not appear in many films after that, In Britain’s longest-running television sitcom Last of the Summer Wine, he made several appearances. It was premiered in 1997. Jack also worked on stage in Australia during 1977 and 1988.
Talking about his personal life, Jack tied the knot with barbara Nicholls in 1957 and the couple share four children. Jack Smethurst’s son Adam is also an actor who is married to Rakie Ayola. The actor took his last breath on 16th Feb 2022 at his residence and was 89. Our prayers go out to his family