South Yorkshire TV star Keith Barron dies at 83

Brunilde Fioravanti
Novembre 15, 2017

Keith Barron has died aged 83.

The TV actor, who also had roles in Coronation Street and Where the Heart Is, passed away after a short illness.

He was well-known for his role in the television series Duty Free which ran for three series from 1984 until 1986 with Barron starring as lead David Pearce.

In a statement his agent said Barron enjoyed a "long and varied career", adding that the actor is survived by his wife of 58 years and his son, Jamie, who is also an actor.

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He also appeared in Coronation Street, Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased), A Touch of Frost, Doctor Who, Casualty and recently harked back to his Duty Free era by appearing in Benidorm in 2009 as the Deputy Mayor.

On the big screen, one of Keith's most notable roles was in 1975 movie The Land That Time Forgot - a film adaptation of the 1924 novel of the same name by Edgar Rice Burroughs - in which he appeared alongside Doug McClure and John McEnery.

Barron's final TV appearance was previous year on DCI Banks where he played Arthur Banks for ten episodes.

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