Footballers’ Wives star John Forgeham has passed away at the age of 75. The star fell from his bed and broke his collarbone on Wednesday night and was rushed to hospital after suffering an internal bleed. Best known for playing Frank Laslett in ITV’s Footballers’ Wives, John also starred in The Italian Job and Crossroads. The actor also had guest roles in Doctors, The Bill and Casualty.

Jonesta said of her father: “Dad was a very talented actor and a charismatic and wonderful man. We had a close relationship and I was the person who looked after him. He would want to be remembered as this wonderful actor. He lived and breathed acting.”

She added: ” “It is still very raw. It is a shock because he died suddenly. We’re all in shock. He had a fall on Wednesday night and called me on Friday morning to say he wasn’t very well. He was rushed to hospital and he had some sort of burst inside – something ruptured. There was blood everywhere.”