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This Country star Michael Sleggs has died aged 33.
The actor, beloved for playing Michael ‘Slugs’ Slugette in the BBC Three comedy, passed away overnight after suffering 'complications' following a battle with heart failure.
WTAF - A - Country - Podcast - Twitter
The WTAF A This Country podcast’s Twitter account shared the news, writing: ‘We are devastated! Our friend, the man the legend Michael Sleggs #Slugs passed away last night. RIP Michael. You are one in a million.’
Michael appeared in seven episodes of the award-winning BBC Three comedy and is a long-time friend of show creators Charlie and Daisy May Cooper.
Twist - Fate - Character - Slugs - Illness
In a sad twist of fate, his character Slugs was also battling a terminal illness.
A BBC Radio Gloucestershire tweet confirmed his death. It reads 'Actor Michael Sleggs has died. The 33-year-old from Cirencester played Slugs in BBC comedy This Country. He revealed in May he was receiving palliative care for heart failure.'
Country - Producer - Simon - Mayhew-Archer - Tribute
This Country’s producer, Simon Mayhew-Archer, paid tribute to Michael on Twitter, writing: 'Michael encapsulated the spirit and humour of This Country.
'He was a fantastic, talented man who brought tremendous joy to all who knew him & saw him. I loved working with him & will miss him.'
Camilla-Alicia - Bates - 'Last - Night - Midnight
His close friend Camilla-Alicia Bates shared: 'Last night just before midnight I lost my dear friend, My love @Michael_Sleggs my absolute rock who has always been there for me.
'So grateful I got to spend his final resting with him and so glad he is out of pain and at peace. I love you forever. #loveyou #rip #sluggs.'
May - Michael - Rapid - Deterioration - Heart
In May, Michael revealed he was terminally ill following a 'fairly rapid' deterioration, later clarifying he was suffering from heart failiure.
Posting on his Facebook page, Michael wrote: 'Hi friends, as a lot of you are probably aware I've spent a lot of time in and out of hospital over the past few...
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