How did Lee Whitlock die? Grange hill actor cause of death and obituary

Lee Whitlock Cause Of death
Lee Whitlock, Grange Hill actor


Lee Whitlock, a famous child actor who played in the British television series, Grange Hill has passed away at the age of 54. Let’s see, how did the actor die and his cause of death in detail.

How did Lee Whitlock die?

Lee Whitlock, Grange Hill actor passed away on February 17, 2023. His former talent agency Urban Collective confirmed this sad news by saying, “Saddened by the death of our client Lee Whitlock.

“Lee was a great character & a great actor who has left a legacy of brave & groundbreaking work achieved at a particularly young age. Lee was hugely entertaining, funny & positive to work with, condolences to family & friends. RIP.”

Fans also shared condolence messages on social media and one of them wrote: “Very sad news indeed. He certainly made an impression on me and his work on The Two Of Us was groundbreaking and hugely important to the LGBTQ+ community. A legacy to be proud of. Condolences to his family and sending love to all.”

Who was Lee Whitlock?

Lee was a British television and film acor, who was born on April 17, 1968 in Hammersmith, London, England, UK. He acted as Bevis Loveday in the long-running British television series Grange Hill.

Whitlock continued to perform in various TV programmes like Shine on Harvey Moon, Coronation Street, EastEnders and The Merry Wives of Windsor.

Lee’s Career:

Whitlock made his television debut at age 12 in the 1980 episode of the BBC programme The Gentle Touch.
In 1982, he starred in Shine on Harvey Moon as Stanley Moon, Harvey Moon’s son, and in The Merry Wives of Windsor as Falstaff’s page Robin.

He appeared in the drama series Dramarama in 1983. He made a brief appearance in the British film Wish You Were Here, directed by David Leland, in 1987.

Later that year, he rose to prominence in the BBC drama, “Two of Us,” which was about a gay love between two young boys.

He co-starred with Chris Gascoyne from Coronation Street in the school-targeted Beginning Out series on Central Television the following year.

Lee Whitlock, Grange Hill actor
Grange Hill actor


Whitlock’s most famous performance was as Sydney Chaplin in 1989. In Bazz Taylor’s television film Young Charlie Chaplin, he played Charlie Chaplin’s elder half-brother.

He also appeared in other well known series like Split Ends, EastEnders, Harry Enfield’s Television Show, Lovejoy, Soldier Soldier, Boon, Grange Hill, A Touch of Frost, The Detectives, Silent Witness, McCallum, Casualty, London’s Burning, and The Bill.

In the 2007, he portrayed a police officer in the film Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, starring Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter.

Whitlock played the part of Little Joe in the 1992 W.I.Z.-directed short film for the Flowered Up song “Weekender.” Whitlock played Ben Levis in four episodes of the BBC children’s drama series Grange Hill in 1993.

Lee Whitlock cause of death:

Lee Whitlock passed away after a long battle with various health issues that he encountered during the course of his life.

It was reported that Lee, who was born in Hammersmith, West London, died on February 17 – several days before his death was announced.

Lee has died on Friday and his agency confirmed this news on Monday. However, his cause of death was not revealed yet. Fans paid tributes to the famous actor on the social media platform as soon as the demise news broke out.

Tributes to Lee Whitlock:

Steve Fletcher posted,

So sad that Lee passed away, I worked with Lee on “The Best Years of Your Life”a truly fine actor taken too young…..RIEP Lee…..

Andrew Lancel tweeted,

I was always a fan of Lee since Shine on Harvey Moon. Through his film and tv career I loved his work as did millions. It was a joy to work with him twice and to know him as a funny, gentle, lovely man. And fantastic actor. Gone far too soon.

Mark Lacey posted,

So sad to hear of death of Lee Whitlock, who some if you oldies may remember as the lad from shine in Harvey moon.

Dean Spicksley tweeted,

Just Heard about this, RIP Lee Whitlock. Shine On Fella

Richard Evans posted,

RIP Lee Whitlock, who has died aged just 54. A hugely talented and ground breaking actor since his childhood. Taken far too soon. A huge loss.

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2 thoughts on “How did Lee Whitlock die? Grange hill actor cause of death and obituary”

  1. ‘Lee was a former child actor who played “Zammo” McGuire in the long-running British television series Grange Hill’

    This is incorrect, pls take it down.


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