The world awoke to heartbreaking news of the unfortunate death of creator of hit TV series Rising Damp Eric Chappell. Eric Chappell was 88 when he breathed his last. Eric was also the creator of another hit television show, Home to Roost. Eric was a very big name in the English entertainment industry. The popular English TV writer breathed his last on Thursday 21st April 2022. However, the reason for his death is still unknown.
The news of Eric’s unfortunate death was confirmed by popular actor Reece Dinsdale. Reece Dinsdale took to Twitter and posted a heartfelt post for Eric. Reece wrote: “Thank you for everything you have done for me sir… It has been a real pleasure to act out your scripts.
“Great times! My love and deepest sympathy to his friends and family.”
Eric was born in Grantham, Lincolnshire in September 1933. Eric wasn’t always a TV writer, he started his career as a chartered accountant with the East Midlands Electricity Board. He served there for around 22 years. While serving on the East Midlands Electricity Board, Eric also wrote many novels and short stories, all of which were rejected by publishers. He went to many publishers with his novels, but they all turned them down. Later Eric decided to become a playwright and the rest is history.
Eric also won a Bafta award in 1978 for writing the hit show Rising Damp. Popular actors Leonard Rossiter and Frances De la Tour starred in Rising Damp.
As soon as the news of Eric’s unfortunate death broke on social media, netizens ravaged social media with their heartfelt tributes and condolences to the late English TV writer. Netizens have trended Eric on social media with their tributes to him. They all wrote some kind words about him and thanked him for giving them such amazing and super successful shows. The cast of the show Rising Damp also offered their heartfelt appreciation and condolences to Eric. They all mourned his unfortunate death.
Many other celebrities from the English entertainment industry came out and took to social media to offer their heartfelt appreciation and condolences to Eric Chappell. Today the entire English entertainment industry mourns the passing of Eric Chappell. Eric’s unfortunate death is an irreplaceable and unmatched loss to the English entertainment industry. He will always be remembered for his contribution to spreading happiness and entertainment in the world.