Actor Bill Treacher who played Arthur Fowler in EastEnders dies at 92
At the age of 92, Bill Treacher, who portrayed Arthur Fowler in EastEnders, passed away.
He was a founding member of the BBC soap opera and acted in episodes from 1985 until 1996.
According to his family, Mr. Treacher’s health had been deteriorating for some time until he passed away late on Saturday night.
His family released the following statement: “We are heartbroken to say that Bill Treacher, an actor, passed away late on Saturday, November 5, 2022.
“Aged 92, his health has been deteriorating for some months. His wife Kate, son Jamie, and daughter Sophie all adored him dearly.
“Bill was a wonderful husband, father, and performer in addition to being a lovely person. He is greatly missed.
The family humbly asks for privacy at this time.
Australian actress Katherine Kessey and Mr. Treacher were married and had two kids.
He claimed to have received an ataxia diagnosis in 2015, a condition that can impair speech, balance, and coordination.
From the time the serial opera debuted in 1985 until his character was killed off in 1996 as a result of a brawl in his apartment, he was a regular cast member.
Following his time on EastEnders, he appeared in The Bill, Casualty, George and the Dragon (2004), The Muskateer (2001), and Tale of the Mummy (1998).
a representative for EastEnders stated: “We were deeply saddened to learn of Bill Treacher’s demise.
“As a part of our original cast, Bill established the beloved role of Arthur Fowler, and together with Wendy Richard, they created the Fowlers, an iconic family who currently serve as the center of the program.
“Bill left EastEnders in 1996, so the fact that he is still regarded so highly is a wonderful credit to both him and the character he fashioned in Arthur.
“Bill will always be remembered for his charm, sense of humor, and most importantly, as a devoted husband and father who brightened up the room with his grin.