The Italian Job and Footballers' Wives actor John Forgeham dies aged 75

Actor John Forgeham has died at the age of 75.

He was best known for his work in Footballers’ Wives, in which he played Frank Laslett.

His friend, the scriptwriter Simon Golding, paid tribute to John, tweeting: “So very sad to hear today the loss of my good friend, actor John Forgeham. A larger-than-life character & such a powerful actor. RIP John x.”

The star fell from his bed and broke his collarbone on Wednesday night and was later rushed to hospital after suffering an internal bleed.

He died at 2.30pm on Friday, his daughter Jonesta confirmed today.

John Forgeham as Frank in Footballers Wives

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