British actor Tony Booth dies at 85

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

British actor Tony Booth died on Monday at age 85, according to his family. He is best known for his role in the TV comedy Till Death Us Do Part. He is also known for his daughter Cherie Blair, wife of former British prime minister Tony Blair.

Booth had a long acting career. He was star of Till Death Us Do Part in the 1960s, where he played the part of Mike Rawlings. He also played in Coronation Street, EastEnders, Emmerdale, and The Bill on TV, as well as playing in numerous films. In 1998 he became president of Equity, the British trade union for actors.

As well as Cherie Blair, Booth also fathered seven other daughters, some out of wedlock, and had four marriages. He had a reputation as a womanizer, a heavy drinker, and a charmer.

Booth lived with Alzheimer's disease for a long time. He was diagnosed in 2004. He also suffered heart problems.