British sitcom actor Roger Lloyd-Pack dies

LONDON - Roger Lloyd-Pack, who played dimwit Trigger in "Only Fools and Horses", one of Britain's best-loved television comedies, has died aged 69, his agent said Thursday.

The actor, whose daughter is actress Emily Lloyd, had pancreatic cancer and "died at home surrounded by his family", said agent Maureen Vincent.

Besides his role as dopey road-sweeper Trigger, Lloyd-Pack, who was born into an acting family, appeared in dozens of films and television shows.

He was also a successful stage actor, appearing regularly at the replica Shakespeare's Globe in central London.

But he will always be best remembered for his part in "Only Fools and Horses", the show about flashy south London market trader Derek "Del Boy" Trotter's attempts to get rich alongside his gullible younger brother Rodney.

The show ran for seven series from 1981 to 1991, with occasional Christmas specials until 2003. At their peak, more than a third of the British population would tune in.

Some of Del Boy's phrases, such as "Lovely jubbly", are still used endlessly around the world by people trying to sell things to British tourists.