Today would have been Lewis's 70th birthday. Fans have left their thoughts on the occasion below.
Thinking of Lew on his 70th birthday. Very much missed and loved, today and every day. Chris xx
Thinking of Lewis as what would have been his 70th birthday approaches on the 27th of May. 'We are such stuff as dreams are made on; and our little life is rounded with a sleep'. His spirit lives on. Much love Susan xx.
Is this really your 70th birthday, Lewis? Surely you're that fit, handsome young man with the devastating smile that made us all go weak at the knees. But we're all getting older now - and perhaps we have learned that a kind, generous and gentle heart is worth far more than a good looking face and a lithe young body. So remembering you with great affection and even greater respect for what you stood for and who you were. And so I'll always be young and gorgeous and you will always be my handsome hero. Happy birthday dear man. MrsS
On the 27th may 2016 Lewis will be 70 years old and has he no longer with us it will still send him all my love on his birthday and hope where ever he may be in the sky above us they will make this day a day to remember with a party and of cause a big cake with seventy candles on it so Lewis can blow them out and make a big wish
It would of been a pleasure to have met him in person but I ever did and never will so today I send I my love and best wishes for his 70th birthday I miss he very much but he is still in my heart and all will be.
My thoughts go out to Michelle and the boys today has they must miss Lewis very much
Pam b uk Xxxxx
Happy Birthday to a great man, who's legacy continues. Thank you for the memories, your star will shine eternally, rest in peace Lewis Collins. ð ð
LEWIS , YOUR BIRTHDAY IS APPROACHING AND ONCE AGAIN YOU ARE IN MY THOUGHTS . STILL SO SADLY MISSED AND NEVER EVER FORGOTTEN .MY THOUGHTS ARE ALSO WITH YOUR FAMILY . (ALWAYS MISSED) ...ALISON XXX
Sending love on what would have been your 70th birthday. They say it's not the amount of time that you have on this earth but what you do with it. Any my goodness did you pack a lot in. Enough for many lifetimes.
Still missed and never forgotten.
My thoughts are with your family.
Thinking about our lovely Lew on 27 May, what would have been his 70th birthday and exactly two and a half years since his untimely passing. Always loved, never forgotten. May he rest in peace.
A great big "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" to you Lew.You 70 never!Well what can i say about you? A friendship that spanned over 37 years to date.I miss you my old friend.Love to you then.
Happy 70th Birthday Mr Lew! Still very missed, really wish I could have met you. Through being your fan I've made some of the best friends of my life x
Once in a while someone special will come into our lives , a talent beyond others , Lewis was this loveable , funny talented guy who left a mark in my life , I grew up watching him , I wasn't lucky enough to meet him , but the work he has left behind is incredible , he will continue to live on through all that loved and admired him , love to Michelle and your three wonderful sons , may Lewis s star continue to shine bright , Happy 70th Birthday , look at the stars see how they shine for you , remembered with a smile Wendy xx
I'm one of Lewis's newer fans, and probably one of the younger ones too. I was a little young when The Professionals first hit our screens but have thoroughly enjoyed watching the episodes played on ITV4. As Bodie, Lewis absolutely blows me away with his fun, charm, and of course devilishly handsome good looks.
As I have read more about him as a person, and his career, I am absolutely gobsmacked. His talents were endless, not least his generosity to, and time for others. He was ahead of his time so very much in some of the things he did. We all know he should have been Bond, just as the type of current Bond that we have now.
How many people are now walking/ cycling hundreds of miles/ doing an Ironman for charity? Loads. How many did it 30 years ago? Far fewer!
I wonder what things Lew would do now? Probably something the rest of us would maybe think about in another 30 years. I find him an utter inspiration and so refreshing. It is so sad he was taken away from us so soon.
My heart goes out to Michelle and the boys. Happy 70th Birthday Lewis xxxxxx
I have so many wonderful memories of watching Lewis on television and on stage. Just to say that I am thinking of Lewis family and friends on what would have been his 70th birthday.
My thoughts today are of the beautiful, irreplaceable Lewis Collins on what would have been his 70th birthday; so sad that he is not here. He really was the complete package, a talented, but under-appreciated actor and that rarest of things, a genuinely lovely human being. He is still loved and remembered by his many fans. His spirit lives on. very best wishes to his beloved family. Much love Susan xx
For Lewis's 70th birthday: 'We are such stuff as dreams are made on; and our little life is rounded with a sleep'. (The Tempest). God bless you beautiful man.
Today would have been Lew's 70th birthday and I feel cheated that he is not here to celebrate it, still find it hard to accept the loss. But he still has the capacity to make me smile via all his tv shows and interviews, his love of life was so endearing. He was such a special man in all aspects of his life, both public and private, and we are lucky to have so many vids and interviews for us to still enjoy parts of that life. I will be a fan forever, Lew will always be deep in my heart. My thoughts are with his family today, warmest heartfelt wishes to Michelle, Oliver, Elliot & Cameron, who will feel his absence keenly today. Happy Birthday Lew, have fun in the clouds! Love Sandra xx
Happy birthday Lew
Sending you love, hugs and even more kisses !!
Dear Lew! Lovely man. I miss you now, more than ever. 70 years since you came into the world. It comforts me to know that you did so much to make a difference, while you were here. Thank you for being such an inspiration. You get me through each week.
Dearest Lewis, thinking of you on what would be your 70th Birthday. You should be here to celebrate it. Life is cruel.Remembering you now and always.With love.M.x
Happy 70th Birthday Lewis, my childhood hero. Wherever you are, you are always in my heart. God bless you! Pedy xx
Remembering the Charasmatic Lewis Collins on the anniversary of his birth date. Never forgotten. Best Wishes to his family.xVal
On the 70th anniversary of his birth and (amazingly) a quarter of a decade since his passing, I would like to pay tribute to a fine actor who, despite his popularity and undoubted talents in the two very diverse genres of action and comedy, was somehow allowed to largely slip from our screens, both small and silver, when in his prime. From all that I learn about Lewis, on this site and elsewhere, I am very much in admiration of a man clearly with tremendous drive, who turned his hand successfully to many things, and had a quintessential 'happy go lucky' persona. RIP Lewis Collins. CO St Albans
Even if you blew all 70 candles your light will never go out. Still and always my hero. LCH xxx