Rumors Follow Minder Star Dennis Waterman’s Cause of Death
We are sorry to report that actor known for his roles in TV shows like Minder, The Sweeney, and New Tricks, Dennis Waterman’s cause of death has been followed by many rumors after the legend passed away on Sunday (April 8, 2022) at the age of 74.
May God rest Dennis Waterman in peace and give his family and loved ones enough power to deal with the sad days.
The heartbreaking news was confirmed by his family in a statement released soon after the tragedy happened; the statement read, “We are deeply saddened to announce that our beloved Dennis, passed away very peacefully at his home in Spain.”
He took his last breath on Sunday afternoon while his wife Pam was at his side, they said. “The family kindly asks that our privacy is respected at this very difficult time,” they continued.
Dennis’ acting career lasted about six decades, kicking off with his childhood roles in film and theatre, and his adult roles in film, TV, and West End theatre.
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The news came out just days after Andrew Woolfolk’s cause of death was released. He passed away, announced officially on April 26, 2022, at the age of 71, due to a long-term illness.
The actor and comedian Matt Lucas reacted to the news by sharing a tribute on Twitter, “I grew up watching Dennis Waterman’s iconic performances in The Sweeney and Minder.”
He added, “His guest appearance in our Little Britain Live show at Hammersmith Apollo – in which he hilariously duetted with David’s absurd impersonation of him – remains the absolute highlight of my career.”
What Was Behind Dennis Waterman’s Cause of Death?
There is not much information about the tragedy at this time and also there is no report about Dennis Waterman’s cause of death; however, many are claiming that he lost his life because of a severe illness.
Our team does not confirm any rumors about his death, but you can be sure that we are trying our best to find related information about the tragedy and provide the latest updates as soon as possible; but, do not forget that family privacy should be respected.
The star is well remembered for the range of roles he appeared in, such as:
- Drama (Up the Junction)
- horror (Scars of Dracula)
- adventure (Colditz)
- comedy (Fair Exchange)
- comedy-drama (Minder)
- musical (Windy City)
- sports (The World Cup: A Captain’s Tale)
- police TV series like The Sweeney.
He additionally starred in 29 films, most recently in 2020.
Born the youngest of nine children in Clapham, London, Waterman’s family, which included siblings Ken, Peter, Stella, Norma, and Myrna, lived at 2 Elms Road, Clapham Common South Side.
The father, Harry Waterman, was a ticket collector for British Railways, two older sisters, Joy and Vera, had gone from home by the time Dennis was born, and another brother, Allen, had lost his life as a young child.
Boxing was a great passion for Waterman and has a key role in his childhood. His father had been an amateur boxer and made all of his sons enter the world of boxing. His older brother Ken first took Dennis boxing when he was only three, and when he was ten Dennis entered Caius Boxing Club.
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Dennis Waterman’s Personal Relations
Dennis tied the knot four times:
- Penny Dixon (1967–1976)
- Patricia Maynard (1977–1987)
- Rula Lenska (1987–1998)
- Pam Flint (November 2011–2022)
Waterman and Pam Flint had been together since 1996. Pam was diagnosed with bladder cancer and fortunately, surgery saved her life; then the couple married in November 2011.
Waterman’s marriage to Lenska finished due to his violent behavior towards her. In March 2012 he generated controversy with some comments on this issue: “It’s not difficult for a woman to make a man hit her. She certainly wasn’t a beaten wife, she was hit and that’s different.” The interview was broadcast in full on Piers Morgan’s Life Stories on ITV in May 2012.
Waterman was banned from driving for three years in January 1991, following his second drink-driving conviction in four years. Waterman was a fan of Chelsea F.C. His love of football was reflected in his being chosen to present Match of the Seventies from 1995 to 1996, a nostalgic BBC show celebrating the best football action from the 1970s.
In 2015, his friend of many years, George Cole, who had played Arthur Daley in Minder, died aged 90. Waterman delivered the eulogy at Cole’s funeral on 12 August.