Obituary: Fans around the globe were mourning the death of Tranquilizer star, Ehwah Woowah, who passed away peacefully in his sleep.
Woowah, 78, was known as the the no-nonsense tough guy who made The Tranquilizer such a hit.
The long-running TV series featured a detective whose technique involved breaking down suspects by boring them to death.
With his trademark raincoat and rusty umbrella, The Tranquilizer was seen as a benchmark in American drama.
Woowah, who also starred in the horror film The Licker Man, was the classically trained actor who started his carer as a bingo caller in his native Wigan.
As he disclosed in his memoirs: "I was 37 when I put away my balls. Greasepaint was the mistress I couldn't ignore. I took to the stage like a chip to a frying pan. I was hot and full of fat. It was bye-bye bingo and hello LA."
The actor, who famously wooed Carol Thatcher, will be buried this afternoon in his garden.
For the full story of the actor's rise to fame, log onto www.tranquilizerwoowah.web.