Former Grange Hill and The Bill star George Armstrong has died at the age of 60.
Armstrong, who played Alan Humphries in the TV drama, passed away on Tuesday.
Announcing the news on Twitter, a Grange Hill fan account penned: ‘I’ve just heard the very sad news that George Armstrong aka Alan Humphries passed away yesterday. RIP George. A true Grange Hill legend xxxx’
George Armstrong health condition before death: Was he Sick?
Yes, the actor, who was best known for playing Alan Humphries in the children’s TV drama, was sick.
According to dailymail.co.uk, George Armstrong passed away on July 11 after a ‘long battle with Leukemia’.
Who was Bill actor George Armstrong?
Grange Hill was a popular children’s television drama series portraying life in a comprehensive school.
Alan Humphries became one of Grange Hill’s key original characters between 1978 and 1982.
Played by George from the first episode until Series 5, the character joined Todd Carty’s Tucker Jenkins for three series of the spin-off ‘Tucker’s Luck’.
Grange Hill Gold was fortunate enough to chat to George about early auditions, on set friendship, favourite moments and much more, in this exclusive interview.
After his time on Grange Hill, George continued to pursue acting opportunities and took on the role of PC Driscoll in The Bill in 1989.
Since giving up acting, George – who lived in Waltham Abbey – had become a Technical Theatre Manager at a public school.