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    Default Mike Reid (Frank Butcher on Eastenders) dies

    EastEnders actor Mike Reid dies of a massive heart attack

    Tributes to EastEnders actor Mike Reid poured in today after his death at the age of 67.



    The actor and comedian, best known for playing Frank Butcher in the BBC1 soap, died after suffering a massive heart attack in Marbella in Spain, where he lived.

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    Reid, who was born in Hackney in 1940, began his career in the Sixties as a stuntman, including working as a double for Roger Moore in The Saint.


    He went on to become a stand-up comic, and one of the original stars of Seventies TV series The Comedians. Later that decade he hosted ITV children's quiz show Runaround - fondly remembered for its incomprehensible rules and the incongruity of Reid as presenter.


    It was not until 1987 that his big break came when he secured the part of Frank Butcher in EastEnders.

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    Watch Frank Butcher propose to Pat in EastEnders below


    He married twice, first to Sheila in 1958 and then to Shirley in 1967.


    Reid had three children - a daughter and two sons. In 1990 his son Mark, 25, committed suicide by dousing himself with lighter fluid and igniting it. An inquest heard it happened after his girlfriend broke off their engagement.

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    Comedian Frank Carson, who was a close friend of Reid, said the news of the actor's death was "absolutely devastating". He added: "We have just lost our friend Bernard Manning a fortnight ago."

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    Actor Steve McFadden, who plays Phil Mitchell in East-Enders, said: "Mike was a lovely man and a good actor. He gave me a lot of advice which has often helped me."

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    Pam St Clements, who played Reid's on-screen wife Pat, said: "It has come as a terrible shock. Somebody larger than life as Mike, as a person and character, seemed indestructible."


    One of the soap's most memorable moments was when Frank, in a bid to win Pat back, turned up on her doorstep wearing nothing but a flashing dickie bow.
    EastEnders actor Mike Reid dies of a massive heart attack | the Daily Mail
    I'm going to call everyone 'darlin' in honor of Frank Butcher today. I wonder what Pat 'the mattress of Albert Square' will do now?
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    Oh wow! Really sad
    Rest in peace.

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    It is a bit sad. I used to love him on Eastenders.
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    I never miss a show, I was so sorry to hear this.

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    that's so sad. my dad loves that show.

    RIP.

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    hell no!!??
    Frank's dead?? wow that shocks me
    he WAS Eastenders..

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    'ello darlin'!
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