Monday 22 May 2017

Grange Hill star Terry Sue Patt may have lain dead at home for up to a month before he was discovered

Terry Sue Patt in Grange Hill
Terry Sue Patt in Grange Hill

Grange Hill star Terry Sue Patt may have lain dead in his home for up to a month before his body was found, according to reports.

Patt (50) was found by police face down on his bed in his flat in East London on Friday after a concerned friend raised the alarm.

Speaking to the Sunday Mirror, Lee MacDonald, who had starred alongside Patt in Grange Hill, said he was "devastated" by the death.

"I just can't ­understand what happened. He had fallen off Facebook recently and I had begun to wonder if he was OK," he said.

"I've heard that he'd been lying dead in his flat for a month before they found him."

Former Eastenders actor Todd Carty also starred opposite Patt as Tucker Jenkins in the late 1970s and the pair remained friends after they left in the early 1980s.

Carty took to Twitter to remember  his friend, "Deeply saddened by the news of a dear friend Terry Sue-Patt passing away. Thoughts with his family RIP xxx."

Other former co-stars paid tribute to him on Twitter.

Lee MacDonald, who played Zammo, said: "R.I.P Terry Sue-Patt the memories of our times together will never be forgotten! Love you FOREVER Xxxxxxxxxxxx"

Erkan Mustafa, who played Roland "Roly" Browning, tweeted: "Rip Terry Sue Patt aka Benny Green Grangehill legend you will be missed by true friends."

Later he added: "TerrySuePatt still cant believe it. Called your phone to hear your voice."

Robert Craig-Morgan, who starred as Justin Bennett, said: "So shocked on hearing my good friend and Grange Hill colleague, Terry Sue Patt has passed away. Such a beautiful soul. R.I.P Terry. Legend x."

Patt played Benn Green in the hit children's show and was the first character seen on the show, which he joined at the age of 14.

Police have confirmed they are not treating his death as suspicious.

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