One Foot In The Grave star Richard Wilson is left fighting for life in intensive care after a horror fall caused by his heart attack.1meldrewThe actor, who turned 80 last month, was rushed to the Royal Free Hospital in London where doctors confirmed he had suffered a cardiac arrest.

Has is receiving specialist intensive care treatment after a severe head injury caused by a fall following the heart attack. Richard – who was made an OBE in 1994 – has suffered with angina for years and is being closely monitored by doctors.

Last night his close friend Annette Crosbie, who played his long-suffering onscreen wife Margaret Meldrew, sent her best wishes to her friend and said she was “keeping my fingers crossed”.

The heart attack and fall comes just days before he had been due to reprise his role as rage-fuelled pensioner Victor Meldrew on stage in a one-man show in Edinburgh. Now the sold out 12-date show I don’t Believe It! An Evening With Victor Meldrew has been cancelled.