Dennis Waterman, a British actor famous for his roles in TV shows “The Sweeney”, “Minder” and “New Tricks”, has died, his family said in a statement reported by media on Sunday.

Waterman, who started acting as a child, became a household name playing Detective Sergeant George Carter in police series “The Sweeney” in the 1970s, followed by the role of Terry McCann in the hit comedy-drama “Minder” for a decade from 1979.

We are deeply saddened to announce that our beloved Dennis passed away very peacefully in hospital in Spain,” his family said in the statement. Waterman was 74.

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