Stephen Greif dead: BBC star Blake’s 7 and Casanova actor dies aged 78 ‘We will miss him’



“We will miss him dearly and our thoughts are with his family and friends x.”

Tributes flooded in as fans reacted to the news on the micro-blogging site.

Director Barnaby Edwards wrote: “Very saddened to hear that Stephen Greif has left us. A rock-solid performer with a voice as liquid and deadly as molten lava. When it came to playing villains, he was unsurpassed. His acerbic wit and obvious intelligence made him a joy to direct. Thanks for the fun, Stephen.”

A fan account for Blake’s 7 tweeted: “So sad to hear of the passing of Stephen Greif. A thoroughly decent chap, a hugely talented actor and always so appreciative of the love he had from Blake’s 7 fans at every event we were lucky to see him at. A terrible loss. Rest in power.”