Ice T pays tribute to “close internet friend” ‘Only Fools & Horses’ John Challis

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The actor best known for playing Terence Aubrey ‘Boysee’ Boyce passed away yesterday

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Ice-T pays tribute only Fools and Horses Star John Challis who passed away yesterday (September 19) after suffering from cancer.

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The actor, best known for playing second-hand car dealer Terrence Aubrey ‘Boysee’ Boyce in the BBC sitcom from 1981 to 2003 alongside David Jason and Nicholas Lindhurst, was 79.

Following his death, Ice-T paid tribute to Challis, revealing that he “somehow became a Twitter friend” with the late actor.


Posting on Twitter with Challis drumming on Motörhead’s classic hit ‘Ace of Spades’, the rapper wrote: “I just heard that John passed away.. he somehow became a Twitter friend.. I’m so sad Although I have never met him in person.. Internet friends can be close.. RIP.”

In recent times, the pair frequently chatted on Twitter and Chalice regularly wished Ice-T a Merry Christmas.

Challis’ family released a statement following his death yesterday, saying: “Our dear friend and you, John Challis, has died peacefully in his sleep, after a long battle with cancer.”

He added: “With a heavy heart we bring you such sad news.”

“He will always be loved for being the ‘boysie’ and has left a great legacy of work that will continue to bring joy and smiles for many years to come.


“Please respect the privacy of John’s family and friends during this difficult time, and rest assured that there will be an opportunity to celebrate John’s life in the future – when everyone is welcome to come along.”

His family said donations in his memory could be made to the animal charities of their choice, Kuan Wildlife Rescue, Tusk, or the British Hedgehog Preservation Society.

“As Boyce would have said… you know it makes sense!” His statement was added.

character of forty only Fools and Horses became so popular that he featured her once again for four series of spin-off shows green green grass, with on-screen wife Marlene, played by Sue Holderness.

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