ONLY Fools and Horses actor Patrick Murray has revealed he has cancer.
His January 2022 revelation came four months after cancer killed his co-star John Challis — wheeler-dealer Boycie on the BBC One sitcom.
Who is Patrick Murray?
Born in London on December 17, 1956, Patrick is an retired actor.
He started his career in the movies, and even starred in cult classic Quadrophenia in 1979.
Patrick got his big break in 1983 when he was cast in Only Fools and Horses.
In 2016 he married Anong in Pattaya, Thailand, where he lived for several years before moving back to the UK.
The couple have a seven-year-old daughter, Josie.
Who did Patrick Murray play in Only Fools and Horses?
Patrick played dim-witted wide boy Mickey Pearce on Only Fools and Horses.
He starred alongside David Jason as Del, and Nicholas Lyndhurst as Rodney on the hit BBC One sitcom.
Patrick wasn't on the show for the first two seasons, but then went onto feature on the series for 20 years from1983 to 2003.
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What cancer does Patrick Murray have?
On January 26, 2022 Patrick revealed he has a cancerous tumour in his lung.
He said he wanted to make his illness public to endorse a government ad urging people to check out unexplained aches and pains.
He said its removal might have saved his life and hoped to encourage others to do the same.
Patrick tweeted: “Naturally I wanted to keep my own health problems private, but failing to fully endorse this ad would be selfish.
“Thanks to my ultrascan I have a fighting chance.
“It showed my organs needed further investigation and tumours were spotted.
“This led to a PET scan which covers a much larger area.
"To my wonderful surprise these lesions were not cancerous but the scan did find an early-stage cancerous tumour in my lung. This has since been removed.
“I am tweeting now, which wouldn’t be the case if I hadn’t had the ultrasound all those months ago.
“A lot of people put these symptoms down to age and the discomfort to simply having a weak stomach.
“Please don’t ignore it if it persists.
"As for me, and thanks to the NHS, I can now see the same beautiful horizon as you.”
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