According to Patricia, Dennis passed away “peacefully” following a battle with lung cancer.
Dennis Waterman’s cause of death has been revealed by his grieving partner. According to Patricia, Dennis passed away “peacefully” following a battle with lung cancer.
She told MailOnline : “I’m terribly sad that he’s gone but I’m really pleased that he did not suffer and died peacefully. He had lung cancer and was really quite poorly for the last couple of years. The girls are very upset.”
She continued: “But I’m so glad he had found the right woman at the end. I think he was very happy with Pam and she was with him when he passed.” She added how Dennis had been ill for some time.
A statement from his family 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.”
After his death was confirmed this weekend, Kay Burley paid tribute to the “brilliant actor” Dennis. She wrote in a tweet: “RIP Dennis Waterman. A brilliant actor who was a staple on our screens throughout the 70s and 80s. Loved The Sweeney. Loved Minder more. He was 74.
“My apologies for using the incorrect first name for Dennis in a previous tweet which I have deleted,” she added. Reece Shearsmith tweeted: “RIP Dennis Waterman. When I worked with him on ‘New Tricks’ he made me the best cups of tea. And of course I just spent the time grilling him about ‘Scars of Dracula’.”