Carry On star Victor Gallucci dies just months before The Bill reunion

The Carry On star, best known for playing DC Tom Baker on The Bill, reportedly died on May 14.

His cause of death has not been reported.

Tributes from his friends and fans have been shared online and it has been reported the actor had been planning to attend a reunion with his former The Bill co-stars in November.

It is now believed the upcoming event will be dedicated to his memory.

Social media users reacted to the news as they offered their condolences online.

Misty tweeted: “Very sad to hear last night from @GrahamcoleAct of the passing of our friend & The Bill stalwart Victor Gallucci…Vic was a legend in our industry being in 100s of films & TV @TheBillaton The Bill Reunion 9 will be dedicated to Vic @CinemaMuseum.”

The Billaton penned: “Sad news has reached us that Victor Gallucci has died. Whatever era of #thebill you have watched, you will have seen DC Tom Baker working alongside CID, he rarely spoke on screen but his performances were legendary. Our thoughts go to Victor’s family, friends and colleagues. RIP.”

Andrew Ruff wrote: “Remembering Victor Gallucci, who sadly passed away on Sunday. Thoughts are with His Family and Friends at this time.”(sic)

According to MailOnline, Victor’s brother Òmero announced the actor’s death on social media today and wrote: “On behalf of my brother Olindo Gallucci and myself, we are sad to announce the passing of our brother Victor Gallucci on Sunday 14th may. Thank you for all your condolences, Funeral details to follow.”

Victor also appeared on the small screen in ITV’s Minder, and made a cameo in Carry On Henry.

As well as acting, Victor also founded the popular Isle of Wight International Classic Car Extravaganza more than two decades ago.

This year, it is scheduled for September 9 and 10, and is expected to include a celebration of Minis.

The council that hosted the motor show posted a tribute online and penned: “Ryde Town Council is shocked and overcome with sadness at passing of Victor Gallucci. Vic was not only a kind-hearted individual but also had the sharpest sense of humour, leaving a lasting impression on everyone he met.

“His infectious smile could brighten even the gloomiest of days.

“In honour of Vic’s memory and his passion for classic cars, we will be working tirelessly alongside Isle of Wight Classic Car Extravaganza to ensure the classic car show continues as planned. This event will be a tribute to Vic and the immense joy he brought.

“We extend our deepest sympathy and condolences to Victor Gullucci’s family and friends during this difficult time.”

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