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The Bill Actor Victor Gallucci Passes Away
Victor Gallucci, best known for his role as DC Tom Baker in the long-running TV show The Bill, has died at the age of 81.
The actor appeared in a remarkable 900 episodes of the series, earning him a dedicated fan base.
His passing comes just months before a planned reunion with his former co-stars from The Bill, which will now be dedicated to his memory.
A Career Remembered
In addition to his notable role in The Bill, Victor Gallucci made appearances on ITV’s Minder and had a cameo in Carry On Henry.
His talent and contributions to the entertainment industry were recognized by friends and fans, who have shared heartfelt tributes online.
Announcement of Passing
Victor’s brother, Òmero, announced the actor’s death on social media, expressing sadness on behalf of himself and their brother, Olindo Gallucci.
Funeral details are expected to follow.
A Passion for Classic Cars
Beyond acting, Victor Gallucci was the founder of the popular Isle of Wight International Classic Car Extravaganza, which has been held for over two decades.
The upcoming event, scheduled for September 9 and 10, will include a celebration of Minis.
The Ryde Town Council, which hosts the motor show, paid tribute to Victor’s kind-heartedness, sense of humor, and love for classic cars.
They expressed their commitment to ensuring the continuation of the show as a tribute to Victor’s memory.
Farewell to a Legendary Performer
A fan page dedicated to The Bill acknowledged Victor Gallucci’s passing and praised his memorable performance as DC Tom Baker.
They extended their thoughts to Victor’s family, friends, and colleagues, acknowledging the impact he made on the series and its viewers.