Voice of Wallace and Last of the Summer Wine actor Peter Sallis dies at the age of 96

Last of the Summer Wine actor Peter Sallis, who was also famous as the voice of Wallace in Wallace and Gromit, has died aged 96, his agents have announced.

Monday, 5th June 2017, 5:33 pm
Updated Thursday, 8th June 2017, 2:29 pm
Actor Peter Sallis, the voice of Wallace from the Wallace and Gromit animated films, is pictured with the famous duo after receiving an Hononary Doctorate from the University of Bradford.

Jonathan Altaras Associates released a statement saying: "It is with sadness that we announce that our client Peter Sallis died peacefully, with his family by his side, at Denville Hall on

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Mr Sallis became a household name in the UK as mild-mannered Norman Clegg in the comedy Last Of The Summer Wine, Britain's longest-running sitcom.

But his role playing loveable inventor Wallace in Nick Park's animated films made his voice known around the world.