South Yorkshire TV star Keith Barron dies at 83

South Yorkshire TV star Keith Barron dies at 83

FORMER Duty Free star Keith Barron has died aged 83.

The star, best known for his roles on "Take Me Home", "Duty Free" and "Benidorm", had suffered a short illness prior to his death.

Sherrie Hewson and Keith Barron photographed together in 2000.

Barron's agent said: 'He had a long and varied career which included The Nigel Barton Plays by Dennis Potter of which he was immensely proud.

Duty bound Barron with Gwen
Duty bound Barron with Gwen

Set in Spain, Duty Free ran for three series from 1984 until 1986 with Barron starring as gruff northerner David Pearce alongside Gwen Taylor as his wife Amy.

He made appearances in Upstairs, Downstairs and also appeared in Coronation Street as George Trench.

Fans will also remember his role as Bradley in 1975's The Land That Time Forgot.

He also had guest roles in a number of other TV shows, including Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased), The New Avengers, The Professionals, A Touch of Frost, Stella and Doctors.