Did Compo die in real life?

Did Compo die in real life?

Did Compo die in real life?

He is best known for portraying Compo Simmonite in the Yorkshire-based BBC comedy series Last of the Summer Wine for over a quarter of a century....Bill Owen (actor)
Bill Owen MBE
Died (aged 85) Westminster, London, England
Resting placeSt John the Evangelist Churchyard, Upperthong, West Yorkshire, England

Did Compo die suddenly?

Owen, who played the loveable rogue Compo in the BBC comedy, had been ill with stomach and bowel cancer and had undergone emergency surgery. ... He died yesterday afternoon at King Edward VII hospital in central London, his son, Tom Owen, announced. BE

Where are Compo and Clegg buried?

Last of the Summer Wine stars Compo and Clegg have been buried next to each other in the town made famous by the popular show. The two close friends are now side-by-side in St John's Church graveyard in the iconic Yorkshire town of Holmfirth where they filmed the classic sitcom. BE

What episode does Compo die?

Last of the Summer Wine Compo Simmonite
William Simmonite
First appearance"Of Funerals and Fish" (Comedy Playhouse) 4 January 1973
Last appearance"Magic and the Morris Minor"
Created byRoy Clarke
Portrayed byBill Owen (Last of the Summer Wine) Paul Wyett (First of the Summer Wine)

What did Compo die from?

The 85-year-old, who played Compo, died last week after losing his battle against cancer of the pancreas. His final wish was to be buried in the village he had grown to love over the 26 years he had worked on the hit BBC comedy. BE

What happened to Tom Owen?

Third-year apprentice jointer Tom Owen, from Efail Isaf in Pontypridd, was working in a trench carrying out cabling work for Western Power Distribution (WPD) when he died on Janu. BE

What episode did Compo die in Last of the Summer Wine?

Just a Small Funeral The village prepares for Compo's funeral; even Auntie Wainwright closes her shop (her mobile phone is on for emergency purchases).

Where was Compo buried?

LAST OF THE SUMMER WINE stars Compo and Clegg have been buried next to each other in the town made famous by the popular show. The two close friends are now side-by-side in St John's Church graveyard in the iconic Yorkshire Dales town of Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, where they filmed the classic sitcom. BE

Why are Bill Owen and Peter Sallis buried next to each other?

The pair became close friends over the 26 years they worked together on the show before Bill, who played Compo, passed away in 1999 aged 85. Bill had chosen St John's Church graveyard in Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, as the place he wanted to be buried while filming the sitcom 20 years earlier. BE

What series did Compo die in the Summer Wine?

In 2000 season 21 Bill Owen's character Compo dies (Owen had passed away in 1999) leaving just Truly and Clegg as the main characters as writer Roy Clarke gave Compo a fitting send off. BE

How did the actor who played Compo die?

  • Owen, who played the loveable rogue Compo in the BBC comedy, had been ill with stomach and bowel cancer and had undergone emergency surgery. He died yesterday afternoon at King Edward VII hospital in central London, his son, Tom Owen, announced. Bill Owen had starred in the comedy, set in Holmfirth, in the Yorkshire Pennines, for 26 years.

Who is Compo in last of the Summer Wine?

  • William Simmonite, better known by his nickname of Compo, is a character in the world's longest-running sitcom, Last of the Summer Wine.

How did Compo die in unwrinkled stockings?

  • Nora feels guilty when Compo dies in hospital with a smile on his face after suffering a heart attack when seeing her in unwrinkled stockings. She and Ivy sit up for the rest of the night, reminiscing about his various exploits.

Who was Bill Owen's co star in Compo?

  • His co-star Peter Sallis said: "Bill said to me on location the other day 'I want to go on living', but I'm afraid his great will was not strong enough." The character of Compo, with his dirty wellies, scruffy clothes and woolly hat made Bill Owen a household name. Owen described the character as a "geriatric Just William".

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