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Richard Wilson calls off Meldrew shows after heart attack

By Helen Pye

One Foot In The Grave star Richard Wilson has cancelled his Edinburgh Festival Fringe shows after suffering a heart attack.

The Scottish actor (80) had a cardiac arrest on Wednesday afternoon and is in a stable condition in hospital, his agent said.

Wilson was due to resurrect his cantankerous Victor Meldrew character at the festival in a one-man production called I Don't Believe It!

The Assembly Rooms, where he was due to perform, shared a statement from his agent, saying: "Due to ill health, Richard Wilson has taken the decision to take some time out.

"He is sorry to have to disappoint those hoping to see him in Edinburgh."

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