John Thaw - English actor, born 3rd January 1942, Manchester, died 21st February 2002, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, after losing his battle against cancer. Appeared in many TV roles, but is probably best remembered for playing Det. Inspector Regan in the popular TV police series The Sweeney (1974), and as Inspector Morse (1987).
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BBC News: Hancock 'to write £1m Thaw book'
'John Thaw's widow Sheila Hancock could reportedly be offered an advance of up to £1m for a biography of the late Inspector Morse star.' (May 22, 2002)
BBC News: John Thaw: Your tributes
Actor John Thaw, star of Inspector Morse and The Sweeney, has died at home at the age of 60, after a much-publicised battle against cancer. Send us your tributes. (February 26, 2002)
BBC News: Thaw Undergoes Cancer Treatment
'The 59-year-old, known to a generation as Inspector Morse, is suffering from cancer of the oesophagus.' (May 19, 2001)
BBC News: Bafta Honour for John Thaw
'Inspector Morse star John Thaw is to be given a Bafta fellowship, the screen body's highest honour.' (May 10, 2001)
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