Doctor Who and Fawlty Towers star Louis Mahoney is dead

Actor Louis Mahoney, who appeared in TV shows Fawlty Towers and Doctor who, has died aged 81.

His death was announced by his agents Waring and McKenna in a statement released on Tuesday (UK time).

“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our wonderful client, Louis Mahoney,” the statement read. “Louis paved the way for many actors who followed: a lifelong activist and champion of antiracism. His warmth and good humor will be sorely missed. A celebration of his life will follow.

Mahoney, was born in The Gambia and lived in Hampstead, London, was an anti-racist activist and campaigned for racial equality.

He was also one of the first black actors to join the Royal Shakespeare Company in the 1960s. His agents Waring and McKenna, confirmed the tragic news in a statement as they paid a tribute to the star.

The actor also worked as part of the Equity actors union to improve the representation of non-white actors on British television. Paying a tribute to the star they said: ‘We are saddened to learn of the death of former Vice President Louis Mahoney. ‘Louis was a passionate activist on behalf of @EquityUK and led the union’s fight against racism and apartheid for many years.’

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  1. May his soul rest in peace