lewis also carried out "smiler" within the bbc's ultimate of the summer time wine.
born in east london in 1926, he were given his start on the theatre royal stratford east below joan littlewood.
in line with his circle of relatives, the actor died "pretty peacefully" in a nursing home in wanstead, east london, in the early hours of wednesday morning.
stephen lewis with reg varney and bob provide in on the buses
photo captionas "blakey", lewis become forever clashing with reg varney's wily stan butler (middle)
in his role as inspector cyril "blakey" blake, lewis constantly clashed, and become generally outwitted via, reg varney's wily bus driver stan butler.
one in each of his catchphrases changed into "i will get you for this, butler" - one he was glad to duplicate, according to the manager of the nursing domestic wherein he lived out his very last years.
media captionin 2002 stephen lewis and eddie butler promoted concessionary bus journey in wales
the well-known sitcom ran from 1969 to 1973 and spawned three massive-show screen spin-offs: on the buses, mutiny on the buses and excursion at the buses.
lewis's one-of-a-kind sitcoms included do no longer drink the water, on the buses' brief-lived, spain-based sequel, and the bbc's railway-themed oh, scientific physician beeching!
stephen lewis as "smiler" in very last of the summer season wine
photograph captionlewis performed "smiler" in last of the summer season wine for nearly many years
he additionally seemed as clem "smiler" hemmingway in extra than a hundred thirty episodes of closing of the summer time wine, starting in 1988 and persevering with until 2007.
lewis wrote sparrers (later sparrows) can't sing, a achievement for littlewood's theatre workshop that gave barbara windsor virtually one in all her most top notch early roles.
peter lewis, the actor's nephew, said his uncle's fitness had step by step deteriorated in recent years however that he had stored his spirits up proper until the cease.
"he despite the fact that had his feel of humour, very plenty so," said rashid ebrahimkhan, supervisor of the cambridge nursing domestic. "he have become very resilient until the ultimate."
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