'EastEnders' And 'Coronation Street' Actor Lyndam Gregory Dies, Age 59

22/08/2014 13:16 | Updated 22 August 2014
  • The Huffington Post UK

Lyndam Gregory, who starred in both 'EastEnders' and 'Coronation Street' has died at the age of 59.

The actor was best known for his role as Guppy Sharma in 'EastEnders', which he starred in between 1995 and 1996.

He also briefly appeared in 'Coronation Street' as Sammy Patel in 1983 as well as 'The Archers', voicing the role of Ashok in the long-running BBC radio soap.

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Lyndam Gregory

Other roles included appearances on 'Casualty', 'Surgical Spirit','London's Burning', 'The Bill' and 'Doctors'.

Lyndam's wife, Christine, confirmed the star had lost his battle with lung cancer last week.

Born in Darjeeling, India, Lyndam moved to London with his family in the early 1960s and later went on to study at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art.

He is survived by his wife Christine and their daughter, Dominique.

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