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Geoffrey Hughes, DL (2 February 1944 - 27 July 2012). My favorite character of his was "Onslow" from the BBC Sitcom "Keeping Up Appearances".

from Mail Online

Corrie actor Geoffrey Hughes, 68, dies after two year cancer battle

Geoffrey Hughes, pictured as Onslow in Keeping Up Appearances, has died at the age of 68.

Onslow and Daisy from Keeping Up Appearances. Onslow was such a fun character, the polar opposite of Hyacinth. He had a natural sympathy for the plight of Richard, and was always willing to buy him a pint.


Geoffry Hughes. Keeping up Appearances' "Onslow". Favorite line of his,"Here I sit--COMPLETELY surrounded by NO.... BEER!" Onslow boasts being calm in a crisis. "That's because you're too bone-idle!" says wife Daisy.

from BBC News

Coronation Street actor Geoffrey Hughes dies aged 68

'Coronation Street' and 'Keeping up Appearances' actor Geoffrey Hughes dies at 68 after battle with prostate cancer, his agent says