https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-47577829 Sad to read this. He was one of my tutors for a time at drama school. RIP Pat... Irish actor Pat Laffan - best known for playing milkman Pat Mustard in Father Ted - has died at the age of 79. Announcing the news, his agents described him as "one of the leading stage actors of his generation". Father Ted creator Graham Linehan tweeted: "Rest in peace, Pat, a pleasure to work with you." Throughout his career, Laffan appeared in almost 40 films and made 30 TV appearances, including in BBC's EastEnders and in RTE's The Clinic. He was also known to Irish audiences for his portrayal of Mr Burgess in Roddy Doyle's 1993 film The Snapper. In a statement on social media, the Lisa Richards Agency, which represented Laffan for almost 30 years, said it was with "tremendous sadness" that it announced his death. "All here will remember him first and foremost as our friend and mentor and we will miss him terribly," the agency added. "We send our heartfelt condolences to his friends and family."