“Such a huge loss to our Benidorm family. Take a well deserved bow, my friend. RIP xxx.”
In a statement this evening, his family said he had been battling cancer for quite some time.
They added he “leaves a great legacy of work that will continue to bring pleasure and smiles for many years to come”.
Donations in his memory can be made to his chosen animal charities Cuan Wildlife Rescue, Tusk or the British Hedgehog Preservation Society.
“As Boycie would have said… you know it makes sense!” their statement concluded.