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George Cole Funeral: Stars Including Dennis Waterman Pay Their Last Respects As 'Minder' Theme Tune Is Played At Ceremony In Reading

13/08/2015 11:41 BST | Updated 13/08/2015 13:59 BST

Stars including Dennis Waterman have gathered at Reading Crematorium to pay their last respects to George Cole, who died last week.

The actor, who died on the 5 August at the age of 90, was best known for his role playing Arthur Daley in the ITV series, ‘Minder’.

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Actors Dennis Waterman (left) and Patrick Malahide were among the first mourners to arrive at the ceremony in Reading

Dennis Waterman, who played Terry alongside George in the long-running show, read an eulogy to the star during the service, which also included the 'Minder' theme tune being played.

The upbeat song 'I Could Be So Good for You' was a Top 10 hit for Dennis in 1980.

Earlier this week, he spoke of his mixed emotions ahead of the funeral during an interview on ‘Good Morning Britain’.

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The service was held at 11.30am at reading Crematorium

“I’m not sure how good I’ll be. I can eulogise about him for weeks but I don’t think they want that.

“It’ll be horrible but a wonderful celebration I think.”

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Speaking after the service, Waterman told the BBC: "He was just the most popular person in showbiz and the nicest and the best.

"He was happiest when he was at home, when he was getting a few winners, and with his family and in his garden."

George Cole (1925-2015)

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