Beloved U.k. Tv Star Varney Dies
Beloved British TV star REG VARNEY has died aged 92.
Varney, best known for his role as cheeky bus driver Stan Butler in classic comedy On The Buses, passed away of natural causes at a retirement home in Devon, England.
According to his daughter, Jeanne Marley, the actor died peacefully.
Born in east London in 1916, Varney served in World War II as an engineer and began his career as a performer, entertaining the troops.
His first U.K. TV performance was in the BBC show The Rag Trade, before landing his most famous role in the On The Buses in 1969. The show ran until 1973.
After the show, the actor appeared reprised his role in a stage adaptation of the hit series in a theatre tour of Australia, before performing his own cabaret show The Other Reg Varney in the U.K., Australia and Canada.
His wife, Lilian Emma Varney, died in 2002. He is survived by a daughter.