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Jack Smethurst dies: Love Thy Neighbor actor dies at 89 at home with family

Love Thy Neighbor actor Jack Smethurst is known for his role as Eddie Booth on the controversial sitcom.

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Jack Smethurst has passed away at the age of 89.

The Love Thy Neighbor actor, who is known for his role as Eddie Booth on the controversial sitcom, is said to have been surrounded by family as he passed away peacefully. Daily Star.

He also appeared in several other beloved British television shows during his career, including Dinnerladies, Here’s Harry, Watch Your Stern, Doctor At Large, For The Love of Ada and Carry on Sergeant.

However, Jack rose to fame for his portrayal of plain Eddie on the 1970s sitcom and talked about his rise to fame in a 2016 Radio 4 documentary called Still Loving My Neighbor.






Jack Smethurst stars as Eddie Booth in Love Thy Neighbor

At the height of its success, Love Thy Neighbor attracted a huge audience of 17 million viewers per week.

“It was a while after Love Thy Neighbor ended – and I’m not ashamed to tell you this – but I couldn’t get caught,” he said.

Jack went on to talk about his struggles afterward to land other roles.

He said: “I don’t think it’s racial content; I think your face is too familiar. I think people are a lot more adapted now to accept that an actor playing one role plays another. Another role This time. I must have lost a few roles, but I made up for it more.”







He is said to have been surrounded by his family when he died
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Fans paid their respects to the actor on social media
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After the news of his death, fans came Twitter pay tribute.

One wrote: “Jack Smethurst has passed away aged 89. Love Thy Neighbor actor passed away ‘peacefully’ at his family sheltered home. I met him with his daughter in February 2020 at the Fair. movie London, such a lovely chatty man is happy that “young people” know who he is. RIP Jack.”

While another commented: “Extremely sad to hear that actor Jack Smethurst has passed away aged 89. He became famous on television through 70s sitcoms like For the Love. of Ada and Love Thy Neighbor. He also has a successful film and theater career. A lovely and funny man. This is @ElstreeStudios in 2015.”

A third wrote simply: “Jack Smethurst, RIP.”

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