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Former Duty Free star Keith Barron dies aged 83

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Barron enjoyed a “long and varied career”.

Keith Barron (Rebecca Naden/PA)

Former Duty Free star Keith Barron has died aged 83, his agent has said.

The actor and comic – who also starred in Dennis Potter’s The Nigel Barton Plays and 1975 Hollywood film The Land That Time Forgot – died after a short illness.

Set in Spain, Duty Free ran for three series from 1984 until 1986 with Barron starring as lead David Pearce.

Barron enjoyed a “long and varied career” the statement said, adding the actor is survived by his wife of 58 years and his son, Jamie, also an actor.

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