Andy Devine


Andy Devine death: Emmerdale star who played Shadrach Dingle dies aged 79

Emmerdale star Andy Devine has died aged 79.The actor was best known for his role as Shadrach Dingle on the long running ITV soap.Public records confirm that Devine died earlier this year on 27 January.A cause of death is yet to be confirmed. The actor – born Peter Devine – portrayed Shadrach for 10 years, between 2000 and 2010. He made his final appearance on Emmerdale in July 2010. The character of Shadrach was killed off in an emotional storyline related to alcohol abuse. Devine’s other credits include the 1973 Doctor Who story Frontier in Space, in...

Emmerdale star Andy Devine dies, aged 79

Emmerdale actor Andy Devine has passed away at the age of 79. His death, confirmed today (May 30), was dated back to January 27, according to public records. Devine, whose real name was Peter, played the character of Shadrach Dingle, the husband of Faith Dingle and father of Chas Dingle, on the ITV soap on and off for ten years during the early 2000s.