Sherlock Holmes actor Douglas Wilmer dies aged 96

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Baku, April 2, AZERTAC 

Sherlock Holmes actor Douglas Wilmer has died at the age of 96. Wilmer donned the famous deerstalker in the mid-1960s as the Arthur Conan Doyle character, according to The Guardian.

In 2012, at the very end of his acting career, he made a special cameo appearance in an episode of BBC’s Sherlock as an irate old man at The Diogenes Club alongside Benedict Cumberbatch’s Holmes.

Wilmer died in hospital in Ipswich on Thursday after suffering from pneumonia, Roger Johnson, spokesman for the Sherlock Holmes Society of London, confirmed. “He was a great actor, he was a gentleman, he had a long and distinguished career,” Johnson said.

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