Peter Sallis, who was the voice of Wallace in the beloved clay animation Wallace And Gromit, has died aged 96.
The actor also starred in the long-running sitcom Last Of The Summer Wine, playing Norman Clegg between 1973 and 2010.
Sallis died peacefully with his family by his side on 2 June, his agents announced.
His role as Wallace, a loveable inventor with a penchant for Wensleydale cheese and a canine companion called Gromit, made his voice famous around the world.
He first became involved with the show after its creator Nick Park wrote to Sallis when he was a student in 1983 – and asked him to voice the clay character.
Sallis agreed, on the condition that £50 was donated to his favourite charity.
The cartoon went on to scoop several Academy Awards – with Sallis speaking of his delight at becoming an unlikely Hollywood star and enjoying success so late on in his career.