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Michael Redfern, the star of a long-running TV ad for Oxo, has died aged 79, his son has confirmed.
Actor Michael, who appeared alongside his on-screen wife Lynda Bellingham in the commercial, died last Friday at his home in Spain after an illness, his family announced.
The actor’s son, Ashley, paid tribute to his beloved father when he told the Mirror: “Over the years, he was cast in a variety of roles, including leading roles in the soap opera United!, The Newcomers, as well as roles on such classics as The Two Ronnies, Porridge and Some Mothers Do Av ‘Em.
“Of course, he was best known for his role in the Oxo commercials, which he did for 17 years and became a much-loved figure in one of Britain’s favorite television families.
“His wife Carol and his family will miss him dearly.”
Michael Redfern has died at his home in Spain at the age of 79.
Michael was best known for his role in Oxo’s Dad. Sporting his trademark mustache, the ad ran on television for 16 years, between 1983 and 1999.
The actor appeared alongside Lynda Bellingham in the ads, who played Oxo’s mother and Michael’s on-screen wife.
He previously said of working with Lynda: “I was a face, but she was a name and a very good actress.”
Lynda, who also appeared as a panelist on Loose Women, announced that she had been diagnosed with colorectal cancer in July 2013.
She and a year later she confirmed that she had months to live in September 2014 after stopping her chemotherapy in August of the same year.
Lynda passed away on October 19, 2016 with her husband by her side.
In addition to Michael’s success in the commercial, he has also appeared in several television dramas and comedies over the years.
Michael has had roles in The Young Detectives, Crossroads, The Offence, And Mother Makes Five, George & Mildred, Robin’s Nest, The Young Ones, Filthy, Rich and Catflap, Boon and Fool’s Gold: The Story of the Brink’s-Mat Robbery.
Born in Isleworth, Middlesex, Michael has even appeared in comedies such as Man About the House with Richard O’Sullivan, Bless This House with Sid James and Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em with Michael Crawford.
He was also in an episode of EastEnders and Doctors, while also appearing in the 1982 Christmas special Porridge and The Two Ronnies.
Michael’s IMDB page is full of TV credits, but he enjoyed his final years out of the spotlight while working as a taxi driver before moving to Spain.
He left the UK with his wife Carol after the success of the Oxo commercials, where he kept a low profile.
Michael previously told the Dorset Echo about his life after the Oxo commercials: “The other job dried up during those years because I had such a high profile.