Andy Devine is dead – Emmerdale star played Shadrach Dingle for a decade

Legendary actor Andy Devine, who was known for playing Shadrach Dingle in Emmerdale, passed away in January with news of his death emerging today.

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Emmerdale: Devine’s final scene as Shadrach Dingle in 2010

Emmerdale star Andy Devine, who played iconic Shadrach Dingle, has died aged 79.

Actor who is known for his iconic role in soap ITVpassed away in January.

News of his grieving death came out today.

Andy, born Peter Devine, played the fierce Shadrach between 2000 and 2010.

Public records confirm that Andy passed away on January 27.

His cause of death has yet to be confirmed.







Actor who played Shadrach on Emmerdale continuously for ten years from 2000 to 2010
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He appeared in Emmerdale in 2010 when his lovable character was killed in an emotional alcohol abuse plot.
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He appeared in Emmerdale in 2010 when his lovable character was killed in an emotional plot about alcohol abuse.

Andy also starred as the draconian Guardian in several episodes of the Doctor Who story Frontier in Space, as well as Bernard in Channel 4’s Queer As Folk.

Mourning words have been poured out for the late actor since news of his death emerged.

One Twitter user wrote: “Gone too soon. What a legend. RIP Andy Devine.”






Suspicion has been pouring in ever since the news of his death came out

“So sad to hear about Andy Devine,” another added.

Meanwhile, a third wrote: “When I think of Emmerdale, I think of him.”

He brought the character of Shadrach to life, the downfall being a favorite with fans of the ITV show.

He’s the husband of Faith Dingle and the father of Chas Dingle and Gennie Walker, and often sticks to nearly a decade of misses on the soap.







The actor who played the lovable rogue Shadrach for ten years
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He also starred in Doctor Who and as Bernard in Channel 4’s Queer As Folk
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Shadrach, a heavy drinker throughout his life on the show, eventually passed away in 2010.

His beloved character was killed off in an emotional episode in July that saw him tragically drown in a spring in Dales as part of a hateful alcohol abuse plot. .

An autopsy later revealed that Shadrach would not have died within hours of drinking problems if he hadn’t drowned first.

The actor had a long career, serving in the Royal Navy in the 1960s.

He later became a classical actor before turning to soap making.

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