Still Game's Pete The Jakey dies | Tributes to actor Jake D’Arcy

Still Game's Pete The Jakey dies

Tributes to actor Jake D’Arcy

Still Game stars have been paying tribute after actor Jake D'Arcy died.

As well as playing Pete the Jakey in the BBC sitcom, he was also known for starring as football coach Phil Menzies in the 1981 comedy film Gregory's Girl.

His sitcom co-stars have paid tribute today.

Still Game co-creator Greg Hemphill said on Twitter: 'Jake will be hugely missed. Laughs came so easy for him. We were lucky to have him in our show. The Craiglang streets won't be the same.'

Sanjeev Kohli, who played Navid, tweeted: 'Sad news about Jake D'Arcy… Scotland has lost one of its finest actors. Pete the Jakey has nicked his last banana. Rest in piece fella.'

And Gavin Mitchell, who plays Boabby, added: 'Such sad news to hear of the passing of Jake D'Arcy today. Great actor, lovely man and one of our own. RIP.'

D'Arcy also appeared in a string of Scottish productions including Rab C Nesbitt, Tutti Frutti and Taggart.

His last appearances was in last year's film What We Did On Our Holiday. He also appeared in the 2009 Christmas special of Outnumbered as Mack:

Published: 30 May 2015

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