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Who was Andy Devine? (Andy Devine dead: Emmerdale’s Shadrach Dingle legend dies aged 79 after stellar TV career)Wiki, Bio, Age, Instagram, Twitter & Quick Facts

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Who was Andy Devine?

Andy Devine has died at the age of 79.

The legendary actor, best known for playing Shadrach Dingle on the ITV soap opera, passed away in January, although the tragic news has only just emerged.

Public records confirm that he died on January 27 and his cause of death has yet to be publicly confirmed.

Career and Life of Andy Devine

Andy, born Peter Devine, played Shadrach on and off between 2000 and 2010, when he made his last appearance in Emmerdale.

His stellar career saw him serve in the Royal Navy in the 1960s, then he became a classic actor before turning to soap operas.

Devine’s roles included playing a Draconian Guard in several episodes of the Doctor Who story Frontier in Space, as well as Bernard on Channel 4’s Queer As Folk.

He left Emmerdale after more than ten years on July 23, 2010, being murdered in an emotional history of alcohol abuse.

Tributes began pouring in for the star today, with fans taking to Twitter to pay their respects to him.

One wrote: “Sad to read the news that Andy Devine has passed away.

“It seems that in January.

Better known as Shadrach Dingle from #Emmerdale, he played Betty’s wedding photographer in a 1995 episode of Coronation Street, and returned in 2000 as a radio DJ.

Another wrote: “Just heard the sad news that Andy Devine, who played Shadrach Dingle on #Emmerdale and Bernard on Queer as Folk, passed away in January.

“Brilliant comedic characters that he played so well.

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