Wallis and Grommit Fans Tribute Late Peter Sallis In The Best Way They Know How

6 June 2017, 11:25 | Updated: 23 August 2018, 16:58

Wallace and Gromit

The famed actor died aged 96 on Monday

Wallace and Grommit fans have taken to Twitter to post poignant memes to pay their respects to actor Peter Sallis, who played Wallace in the animated films.

As news broke that the famed actor, who also starred in Last of the Summer Wine, had passed away at the age of 96 on Friday, fans swiftly took to the social media platform to share memes of Grommit in tears. 

The pictures show the animated dog, with his head in his hands, and crying into a cup of tea as fans expressed their heartbreak over losing the actor who voiced their favourite childhood show.

It was announced on Monday that Peter passed away at the Denville Hall retirement home for actors in Northwood, North West London on Friday.

In a statement his agency, Jonathan Altaras Associates, said: "It is with sadness that we announce that our client Peter Sallis died peacefully, with his family by his side."

The news came as Wallace and Grommit creator Nick Park said it had been a "privilege" to work with the star, said: "I'm so sad, but feel so grateful and privileged to have known and worked with Peter over so many years. 

"He was always my first and only choice for Wallace.  

"He brought his unique gift and humour to all that he did and encapsulated the very British art of the droll and understated.

"Working with Peter was always a delight and I will miss his wry, unpredictable humour and silliness - that started the moment he greeted you at the door, and didn't stop when the mic was switched off."