Dale Meeks, the actor known for his roles in Emmerdale and Byker Grove, has died at age 47. He played Simon Meredith on the popular ITV soap, which he appeared on between 2003 and 2006.
The actor has been a recognizable face on both the stage and screen for decades. He appeared in an episode of The Hunt for Raoul Moat in a starring role, which aired last week.
Dale’s death was announced by a relative on Facebook.
“So unbelievably sad. Brother in Law, mucca, side kick and just the BEST friend a lad could have wished for. RIP Dale Meeks. So much less to laugh about now you’re not there to share it with,” the post from the family member read.
“Thanks everyone for all the beautiful messages and memories you have been sharing. The support of Dale’s friends has been so incredibly strong over these chaotic, heartbreaking final hours, I can only stand in awe,” it added.
A cause of death has not been confirmed.
Dale Meeks was born on November 16, 1975, in South Shields, United Kingdom. He was 47 years old.
According to All Famous Birthday, Dale Meeks had an estimated net worth of $5 million.
Dale Meeks was single and there is no information about Meeks’ past relationships.
Meeks played the character Simon Meredith in Emmerdale from 2003 to 2006. He featured in the teen television drama series Byker Grove as Greg, the leader of a gang from the rival youth club Denton Burn.
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He was also a singer. Meeks won ITV’s Stars in Their Eyes Celebrity Special with Emmerdale co-actor Mark Charnock as the Blues Brothers.
Apart from his TV roles, he acted on stage in productions including The Producers at The Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, and A Christmas Carol at the West Yorkshire Playhouse. He also portrayed Amos Hart in the UK tour of the hit show Chicago. He appeared in the West End production of Love Never Dies.