Concluding, John’s grieving loved ones signed off saying: “As Boycie would have said… you know it makes sense!”
Following the announcement, Carol spoke out again to say how “overwhelming” the support was in the run up to John’s funeral.
She described the funeral as a “good send-off” which involved a “lovely simple graveside burial, no service, for family and a few friends.”
Actress Sue Holderness, who played Boycie’s wife Marlene in Only Fools and The Green Green Grass, posted on social media at the time: “It was a very beautiful (and very WET) send off. He would have approved.