Andy Gray RIP
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TRIBUTES have flooded in for panto legend Andy Gray after he passed away at the age of 61.

 

The former City Lights and River City actor battled blood cancer after being diagnosed in 2018, but made a comeback by returning to the stage the following year.

 

Steve Carson, Director of BBC Scotland said: “We are deeply saddened by the news that one of Scotland’s much loved comedy actors and close friend to many at BBC Scotland, Andy Gray has passed away.

 

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: "So sad to hear this. Andy was a legend of the Scottish acting community, from City Lights, to panto, River City and so much more besides. He was also a funny and a really lovely guy. He will be sorely missed by many.."

 

The Sun 19.01.21.

Andy was a keen member of the Bonnie Scotland Tent in the days when we met monthly at Sloans in Glasgow. It was always a pleasure to see his cheery face. I recall too enjoying a performance at the Perth Theatre when he played Oliver Hardy in John McGrath’s play Mr Laurel and Mr Hardy. Fond memories. RIP, Andy.

 

Willie McIntyre

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As Chancer in City Lights

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As Pete Galloway

in River City