Amanda Redman breaks silence following tragic loss

Amanda Redman has shared a message with her fans following the sad loss of the actor and her New Tricks co-star, Dennis Waterman, who passed away on Sunday afternoon aged 74.

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The Good Karma Hospital actress, who appeared alongside Dennis in the BBC police procedural drama from 2003 until 2013, posted on Twitter via her daughter, Emily, who explained her mother was grieving.

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"Hi everyone, it's Emily (Amanda's daughter)," the tweet from Amanda's account read. "She has seen and is grateful for your messages but can't respond - the grief is too personal and private. Thank you for understanding. E x."

Dennis' passing was confirmed on Sunday afternoon by his family in a statement which read: "We are deeply saddened to announce that our beloved Dennis passed away very peacefully in hospital in Spain. He died on Sunday afternoon with wife Pam at his side, they said. The family kindly ask that our privacy is respected at this very difficult time."

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Amanda and Dennis were firm friends and co-stars on New Tricks

Plenty of Amanda's followers took the opportunity to send their condolences in response to the tweet. One person said: "I am still watching maybe for the 3rd time Tricks and feeling the love the cast had for each other. Sending respect to everyone."

A second echoed this, tweeting: "Totally understandable under the circumstances as #DennisWaterman was one of THE most watched actors of his generation. Condolences to your Mum."


Dennis Waterman died on Sunday aged 74

A third added: "Take care Amanda and Emily. Dennis Waterman was a legend and I know you were great mates. New Tricks with you two on was compelling for me. RIP Dennis," as a fourth added: "I am so sorry for your mother's loss.

"As a New Tricks fan, I could see the rapport, trust and friendship between them shining from the screen. It was in a large part what made New Tricks such a successful programme."

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