Actor Huw Ceredig who played the part of Reg Harries in Welsh language soap Pobol Y Cwm for 29 years has died at the age of 69.
Mr. Ceredig also starred in off-beat film comedy Twin Town.
In a statement on the BBC Wales website Keith Jones, Director of BBC Wales, which makes Pobol y Cwm for S4C, said:
“Huw was a huge presence here for the 29 years he portrayed one of the giants of the small screen, Reg Harries in Pobol y Cwm.
“He had many successes and a following beyond Pobol y Cwm of course, in various productions such as Twin Town and Y Pris.
“I’d like to pay tribute and thank him for his great contribution to Pobol y Cwm over the years.
“On behalf of myself and many of my colleagues in BBC Cymru Wales, I’d like to send our sincere condolences to his family and many friends at such a difficult time.”