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The Bill's Colin Tarrant dies

The actor who played Inspector Andrew Monroe in the long-running ITV police show dies aged 59

Actor Colin Tarrant, who was best known for his role as Inspector Andrew Monroe in The Bill, has died, his family have said.

Tarrant, 59, performed in a number of theatre productions since leaving the long-running ITV police drama, which was axed in 2010.

A statement released on behalf of his family said he died at Bristol Royal Infirmary on Thursday.

It added: "Colin was best known as Inspector Andrew Monroe in the television series The Bill, a part he played very happily for many years.

"Since leaving the series he has triumphed on stage as Brian Clough in The Spirit Of The Man and had recently played John in the enormously successful stage production of Calendar Girls, and to which he would have returned this autumn."

The West End theatre producer David Pugh added: "Colin was a lovely man.

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