Heartbeat actor and former Chesterfield MP hopeful dies 89

Heartbeat actor Bill Maynard has died at the age of 89.

Friday, 30th March 2018, 5:12 pm
Updated Friday, 30th March 2018, 5:15 pm
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The actor, best known for playing Claude Jeremiah Greengrass in Heartbeat, died in hospital in Leciester shortly after falling from his mobility scooter.

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Maynard has a career that spanned across eight decades and, outside of acting, he once stood as an Independent against Tony Benn in the Chesterfield 1984 by-election.

He leaves a daughter and son, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.