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Floral double-decker bus tribute to actor Stephen Lewis

By Harriet Line

Published 26/08/2015

Comedy actor: Stephen Lewis
Comedy actor: Stephen Lewis

A double-decker bus marking actor Stephen Lewis' most famous role was among the floral tributes at his funeral.

The service was attended by the only surviving star of the hit show On The Buses, Anna Karen, who paid tribute to a "very funny man".

She said: "He'll be very sadly missed. He was an extremely talented and very funny man and wonderful to work with."

Lewis was best known for his role as Inspector Cyril 'Blakey' Blake in the sitcom.

A eulogy to the actor was given by the wife of his nephew Peter. She described Lewis as a "kind, generous and funny man whose family meant the world to him", adding that he would probably be "chuckling at the attention".

The actor's coffin was carried out of the church to the sound of Vera Lynn's We'll Meet Again before burial.

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