Cork Actor Dies At 74

Cork actor Tony Scannell has died at the age of 74.
The Kinsale native was famous for his role as DS Ted Roache in the police drama the Bill between 1984 and 1993. He also played Flash Gordon in the sci-fi series of the same name. The cause of the 74 year olds death is not yet known.
His passing was announced by a friend on social media.
The Facebook post read :
“Damn, damn, damn! I’ve just learned from Mark Wingett of the passing of a wonderful actor and dear colleague of his.”
“Tony Scannell played a DS Ted Roach on The Bill for Nine years from 84-93. Any Episode that had him in it would have me fixated on the TV… I had a very bad case of a young girl crush on Ted/Tony. He was a bit of alright in my books. (despite the fact he was literally three months younger than my Dad!)
“When Tony retired Ted in 1993 I was gutted! I developed a unreasoning dislike of the new DS John Bolton (Russell Boulter) and ground my teeth every time the ‘holier than thou’ Inspect Andrew Monroe (Colin Tarrant) who caused Ted to quit, came on the screen. It took me more years than I care to admit (And meeting Russell, Mark and Hew Higginson) to rid myself of those daft feelings.