Andy Gray, the popular BBC Scotland star from River City has died from cancer at the age of 61.

The actor was based in Perth and played the very popular character Pete on the soap.

Unfortunately Andy left River City in 2018 after he was diagnosed with a rare form of blood cancer called Myelodysplastic syndromes, shortened to MDS.

Tributes have poured in for the TV and theatre star, who was hailed a "national treasure" in Scotland.

A previous colleague also called him a “much-loved” comedy star, and he will be greatly missed.

“We are deeply saddened by the news that one of Scotland’s much loved comedy actors and close friend to many at BBC Scotland has passed away,” BBC Scotland director Steve Carson said.

"Among many roles for the BBC he will always be lovingly remembered as audience favourites, the iconic ‘Chancer’ in City Lights and the silver tongued entertainer Pete Galloway in River City,” he continued.

"On screen and in person he could always make you laugh and was one of the kindest people to have around on any production.

“Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.”

The star has also appeared in a variety of other TV shows, including Naked Video.

Andy also had a role in City Lights in the 80s, a sitcom about a bank teller who dreams of being a writer.

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