Family, friends and former co-stars of beloved British actor Paul Shane paid their final respects at his funeral on Friday (31May13). The variety performer and TV star passed away at the age of 72 at a hospice in Rotherham, England earlier this month (May13) after a short illness.
Shane became a household name in Britain in the 1980s with his role as Ted Bovis in holiday camp-based sitcom Hi-de-Hi!, and several co-stars in the show - including Su Pollard, Ruth Madoc and Jeffrey Holland - joined his family and friends at the funeral in Rotherham on Friday.
The actor's loved ones also gave a nod to Shane's legendary sense of humour - his funeral cortege was accompanied by a display of flowers spelling out, "Bye-de-Bye".
Members of the public lined the streets and applauded as Shane's coffin was carried in to Rotherham Minster for the service.
Late singer Dorothy Squires has been commemorated with a blue plaque in her native Wales. The tribute, which is traditionally placed at significant historical sites across Britain, was unveiled at Squire's childhood home in Dafen by officials at The Heritage Foundation.
British actress Ruth Madoc, who is playing Squires in new Welsh stage show Say It With Flowers, revealed the dedication at a special ceremony on Monday (20May13), where she gave a speech remembering the star and posed for photos with fans.
Squires, who was once married to Bond actor Sir Roger Moore, died in 1998 of lung cancer.
Rees, best known for her role in 1970s U.K. TV series Poldark, lost her battle with pancreatic cancer on Saturday (21Jul12) at the age of 63, and Barber has been left stunned by her passing.
In a post on her Twitter.com page, she writes, "Oh Angharad Rees so upsetting. Beautiful in every way."
Fellow actress Ruth Madoc has also remembered her friend, saying, "She was a lovely, gentle woman and very pretty. Poldark was a landmark series which everyone remembers so well."