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Happy 75th Birthday, Lew. In loving memory of a wonderful man, Susie x

Lewis is in my thoughts as the 27th May comes round again. He lives in the hearts and memories of those who knew and loved him best and even for those of us who did not know him personally, he is still a strong presence. Shine on Lewis. With Much love Suex.

Tomorrow our beautiful Lew should of been celebrating his 75th birthday so happy birthday Lew I will raise a glass to you I know that weâ re ever you are you will have a big party so save me a piece of your cake. We will be thinking of Michelle,Oliver ,Elliot and family and Cameron and wife on this day we all miss Lew very much but we will keep his memory a live god bless you sweet heart and once again a very happy birthday

Beautiful Lewis, remembering you on what would have been your 75th birthday, those wonderful memories of such a sweet man. Still in my thoughts .
Thinking of you today, tomorrow and always.
Alison "you'll never walk alone"

Lewis is in my thoughts as the 27th May comes round again. He lives in the hearts and memories of those who knew and loved him best and even for those of us who did not know him personally, he is still a strong presence. Shine on Lewis. With Much love Suex.

Lewis,thank you for everything you've done in your life.You are my role model. Lenny

Lewis you set the pattern for every man I ever looked at twice. Imitated but never equalled. Love always.

Thinking of Lewis as another Christmas approaches. Sending love to his family. Sue xxx

Yes there was know doubt about Lewis joining the T.A. parachute regiment and the SAS .he past everything when he joined the two Paras ,SAS . He's a scouser Like my self. I miss him everyday of my life and I'm deeply upset for his lovely wife and family. His mate Freddie Starr should have a good laugh up there and the gang . And his Para friends,and SAS.god bless you Lewis .R.I.P. Great Actor and the Professionals will miss you jumping over the Ford Capre . Doyle was a great pal for Lewis.
David F.Markham.
Mrs .Collins may we see his Beret and his badge and his wings and picture,in his cabinet at home .? With his uniform on.
Mrs .Collins did his son ever follow in his dads footsteps and join the Parachute Regt. God bless all your family from David, of Great Crosby .Liverpool.23.
Thank you.

Lew you are always in my thoughts you are very special to me, and all your fans, gone to soon God bless miss you always Joan xxx

On the 27/11/2013 Lew passed away losing the battle with cancer that was 7years ago tomorrow but it is hard to believe we have lost this beautiful man he will always be in our hearts and never forgotten we will also be thinking of his family on this day but we will all need to stay strong for Lew and keep his memory alive God bless you where you may RIP my loverly man
From Pam UK
PS I lost a peace of my heart to you 46 years ago and you will always be there

Remembering beautiful Lewis on the 27th November. Much love Sue xxx

I love lewis collins hes my favorite English actor i feel so sad for his lovely wife and boys loss .I would love to read lews autobiography and pray it gets published soon .lynne preston

Lovely Lew! Your beauty and presence live on. You inspire and delight me now, more than ever. Thank you for bringing all that light to times such as these.

Lewis collins .they broke the mould when they made you .your lovely scouse sense of humour and that cheeky grin .you were so loved and its almost seven years since you passed and you will always be in my heart .much love to your family at this sad time .a massive fan of Mr. Lewis collins .lynne h .preston

What a smile. What a man. As Bodie he was the ultimate mans man but loved by so many women. Such a shame he never went on to greater things. God bless Lewis.

From one fellow scouser to another, thanks for everything Lewis. Tony x xx

I liked - like - him so much for Bodie in the Proffesionals. He was very handsome. It´s a pity, I don´t know him from more films/serials. And very, very sad, he´s already not among us. He was so young to die. Many greetings to his family, wish you power and peace every day. Vera Slaba, the Czech Republic, Prague.

met lewis in henrys nightclub burnham beeches when they filming the proffessionals in 1980 I remember he had a bmw motor bike outside I was a biker and we chatted about bikes cool guy great days rob timms

Lewis Collins; a man with a compelling physical presence and tremendous good looks. Thinking of him as another birthday approaches. Still very much missed. Love to his beloved family. Sue xxx

Always enjoyed watching Lewis in The professionals, he really did put everything into that role and he was a true "professional" actor. Was amazed to read he was at the Citizens in Glasgow for a year! Been to the Citz many times and Lewis was right, it's the best little theatre in Britain for aspiring actors. I wonder where he stayed in Glasgow? Reckon that would be a story in itself!

A strong man in character and depth of soul with a heart and a brain....a rare but gracious combination. Life lived and loved. The world is a lesser place without you.

Just heard the news about his autobiography. I respect the family decision but cant hide my huge disapointment that we might never read the words and thoughts from one of the UKs greatest and natural actors of his generation.

I grew up watching him in the Professionals. He was so under rated as an actor. He was a stunning man.

Lew, the man that touched my soul.I miss you always thanks for the great times we shared.xx

Lewis was an incredibly talented man; actor, musician, singer and a lovely person as well, the complete package including his time in the paras of which he was so proud. He was indeed very special and so beautiful to look at. I would like to send his wife and sons my very best wishes at this Christmas time and wish them a peaceful New Year. Lewis, your star continues to shine brightly. Love Sue xx

Missing you now, as much as ever, Lew. Such a pleasure to revisit your characters, especially Bodie. He would be getting on with business, as usual gun the Capri and flash that devastating smile. My heart goes with you.

Message: to lew's a 54 year old ex heavyweight boxer so im no softie. I have to say if I could come back as any man it would definitely be lewis-hes an Adonis and although I never met him (the regret of my life) I feel an affinity. As a family you must be entirely heartbroken but how fortunate were you to have graced his life with such significance...bless you all x rick conlon

Lewis, such a beautiful human being with a remarkable talent whose masculine beauty and tough guy persona shone through and through. You will never be forgotten, the world loves and misses you. Rest well Lewis xxxx

Lewis I've always admired you but unfortunately never had the chance to meet you. I think you were more than your characters- so admired your charitable good deeds your acting talent and your tenacity. I believe your role in Who Dares Wins was underrated you deserved more accolade than you received. As many fans comment you should have become James Bond - you'd have shown the rest of them how it was done. Of course Bodie was your finest hour again underrated. Your family were blessed to have been part of your life and I want them to know that you are missed by all your loyal fans always. Only the good die young. Until we meet again. Lisa xx

Lew, to the very special guy who touched my soul. Love always.xx

Greatly missed. Loved him in Robin of Sherwood as Phillip Mark. Great performance.

Simply the best, always lives on in our hearts. No one drove a Capri as good as you the coolest.

A true legend and the best James Bond we never had. Our loss is heavens gain.

Always Rembered Never Forgotten Lewis still watching The Proffessionals and your films you were the best

Wow I used to love watching the professionals on tv I still watch it R.I.P. Lewis Collins

he was really good in the tv. Show the professional s he will. Be missed

With Christmas just round the corner I am thinking of your family Lew, how they must miss you. I miss you too, you became part of my life once I discovered you in the Professionals and I still think of you every day. I loved you not just for the acting roles you amazed us with, but for the wonderful achievements in your life off screen, your charity work and your remarkable success in your military career. Boy are we proud of you! As I am sure are your sons, and Michelle. Happy Christmas in heaven. Sandra xx

Dear Lewis so sadly missed thank you for your hard work and for just being you love always
Joan xxx

What a wonderful site this is, I have been watching the re-runs of The Proffessionals on UK TV (I have no memory of watching them as a child, would have been too young and my Mum was pretty strict on not letting me watch stuff, I wasn't allowed to watch Grange Hill!) I did watch Who Dares Wins back in the day and enjoyed that, so maybe compared to most who found this site, I wasn't so well versed on Lewis. This site has changed that, reading the tributes, fan memories and the lovely message from his family, I got quite emotional thinking of this man who invoked such strong feelings in so many people. He sounds like a genuine and nice man, and I'm glad I got to read about it tonight. I will enjoy his acting even more now I know more about him as a Man. RIP Lewis.

Can't believe he would have been that age! We uk fans miss him and taken before his time. Thanks for all he did filming and teaching others after going to u.s. And the comedy +music. God bless x

He will be greatly missed by all his Liverpool fans. And his friend Martin Shaw. I live in Crosby,and I’ve had two strokes 5 years ago and still leaning to walk properly it’s hard but I’m getting there at 77 this November. You have a beautiful Wife and family Lewis as I’m sure your looking down at the all. I wanted to be in the parachute regiment at 17 ,12/13 Para.Grace Rd ,Walton,Liverpool. But failed my medical . I know all about his friendship with Mike McCarthy ,Paul’s Brother. God Bless you fantastic Scousers. David

Just watched another episode of The Professionals. Am still as much of a Lewis fan now as i was 40 years ago. No one would ever be able to replace him in that role or any other. A very sad loss to the world.

Brilliant actor, sorely missed, musician, driver of fast Capris ( wonder what he would make of the prices for them these days! ) Hugely influential in my uk childhood and never forgotten.

I was member of lewi s fan club i still have his photo and card he is much missed and great actor . Paul from essex

Hi Sweetpie.
Just feeling a bit down tonight, and turned to you for comfort.
Love you always
Caroline xxxx

I too was born on the 27th May but in 1953 and I fell in love with Lewis Collins in The Professionals. Itâ s an honour to have the same birth date. He would have made a fabulous James Bond, all the looks. Such a talented man. I kept his picture, of him and Martin Shaw, in my wardrobe and watched him every week, and dreamed like young girls do.. Iâ m 65 now and I still fancy him.
God bless you Lewis Collins, you still make me happy.

Such an amazing man


I remember him as a kind and caring man. We were "pen-pals" I suppose you would call it for a few years from about 1981. I have got rid of lots of things over the years but still have all the letters and postcards he wrote to me! His sage advice got me through a break-up whilst I was in 6th form (I thought it was the end of the world...he showed me it wasn't!) and we carried on corresponding when I was at Southampton University. I finally met him while studying there as a friend had a car and we managed to go to Portsmouth where he was in pantomime. We went for a drink with him and other members of the cast (I think I remember Suzanne Dando?)It was a lovely evening, one I haven't forgotten. Lovely genuine person and a great loss. J. xx

It's hard to know really what to say that hasn't been said a thousand times already, but right from the very first time I saw Lew in the Cuckoo Waltz (and I couldn't have been very old at all), he became my heart-throb and no-one else has even come a close second, nor ever will. Life at times can be really difficult and I don't know what I would have done if I couldn't retreat into my own dream world - where despite many twists and turns in the plot, I always get rescued by my hero (which goes without saying!!!!!) Apart from the obvious good looks in abundance, there was so much more to like, he had character and personality, sadly lacking in most people today. I never had the pleasure of meeting him, more's the pity, but he always looked as though you could get on with him, have a bit of fun etc.. There was just something about him that is hard to define, but he was, and is special. Success in life isn't about how much we have but about what we give out and how we are remembered by others, so Lew couldn't have been more successful in life. Kate xxxx ps.. I haven't quite forgiven him for moving to America when he could have moved next door to me..... in my dreams!!!!!

Thoughts of beautiful Lewis as another Christmas comes around. Such a strong and charismatic presence in life does not diminish but continues on. His star shines brightly. Every good wish to his beloved family. Sue xxx

I grew up in love with Lewis I was ill in my twenty a but fought it with videos of bodie Lewis films I'm 47 now I cried when I lost Lewis as I adored him. Mrs Collins you had a dream of mine to meet that lovely man I send yr family who are beautiful and all yr sons look like there handsome dad. You have made me smile reading yr message. He had a beautiful family and he will alwsys be my hero when I was ill he got me smiling and kept me going I wish the collins family every success and send best wishes thank you Lewis for being my hero u still are my hero sir!!!xxxfran England xx

Fantastic Lewis Collins, I have never seen a more beautiful man! Always remembered with oceans of affection.

Think about you often.Hope your family are all doing okay. Love you always. Carol

Miss you so much. You were a true gentleman.

A great character A great actor and A great loss

Fantastic in The Professionals and Who Dares Wins - fancy being turned down to play James Bond as he was considered to be too tough. As if?

Well.. I was a child in the 1970's, and like many children back then living in Scotland, I would spend many a day outside in all types of weather (in what was still back then- a pre-Nintendo world) either being plain bored or simply trying to dodge the rain... (and boy did it always seem to rain back then)... But that all changed one sunny day, in the late 1970's, when I caught a glimpse of 'The Professionals' on t.v. and suddenly- like a lightbulb being switched on- I was gripped.

Like many of my generation, I couldn't get enough of the show; the slick theme tune; cool cars and slick, smart, cultured and urbane character, that you most certainly were.

I made a point of always trying to 'be in' to catch every episode (and the repeat showings too) come what may. The show, was like no other: action-packed in every sense, inspirational and 'mind-blowing'... What was there not to like- nothing at all.

Yes, all of the characters were good, but best of all by far, was the character- Bodie. Let's be honest, everybody; and I do mean everybody; wanted to be Bodie, or at least that is how it was in my school class of the time. From memory, I cannot think of a single boy, who didn't watch the show or didn't wish to be Bodie- and who could blame them!

Lewis, played the part in every Professionals episode- to the full, and even when each episode of the show did finally end, come next day, I'd be outside in a flash to play my own take of the previous night's episode of 'The Professionals'... Happy days indeed.

Thank you Lewis, for being you... For playing such a fabulous part and above all- for creating such a memorable character whose impression helped to form some of my most treasured memories... All the best to you, on the other side and not least- God Bless.

A very tallented Actor loved watched him in The Professionals, The Cookoo Waltz & Who Dares Wins. Gone but not forgotten

What a shame he never played 007--he would have been brilliant!

Lewis was as close to pure gold as a human being can be, a true legend and a great loss.

You didn't have to meet Lewis to get a sense of his strong presence and appealing personality. He had incredible charisma. Thank you Lewis for simply being.

Dear Lew! What an impression you made on us! Talented and beautiful - in every sense of the word, but 'engagingly modest' with it. You're so very missed! I'll always be grateful for the wonderful memories.

To a warm witty friend that can NEVER be replaced.The world is a sad place without you Lew. Thanks for all the fun we had over the many years of friendship. love you.x R.

Lewis Collins, what a talented actor as well as his charm and beauty . You are and always will be my favourite . You are simply a special man xx love always.

To the beautiful memory of Lewis Collins who touched the lives of so many people in such a positive way. Never forgotten.

Thinking of Lewis at this Christmas time, a true icon and a beautiful man, still so sadly missed. Thinking also of Michelle, Oliver, Elliott and Cameron. With every good wish, Susan xxxx

Lewis had the great gift of being able to connect with people, which is why he was and still is so loved. He had great charisma, something very hard to define but very obvious when someone has it and he most certainly had it! Thank you Lewis for being your lovely self.

Lovely Lewis Collins. Incredibly beautiful he was also charmingly self-effacing with a very appealing shy quality. I wish his talents had been more recognised but he certainly made a lasting impression on me. I think he was a very rare and special man. His star still shines on. Much love.

Lewis Collins, exquisitely beautiful, uniquely appealing, he was a true icon with a self-deprecating humour, a sensitive soul. A man whose presence was so strong in life leaves a strong presence behind and his spirit will never die.

Lewis Collins, a man whose sheer physical beauty always took my breath away. Deeply missed.

He gave us so much enjoyment and thanks for that. What a shame it didn't continue. However, his family and the few pictures available of all of them make me happy that he was living the dream. He did have it all. His movies were so good I cannot believe more did not come his way! Thanks for the memories - starting a collection of all his performances. Being a husband and father were his best.

Lovely Lewis, still loved and remembered and always will be. What a genuine legend!

Remembering the incomparable Lewis Collins; his stunning good looks and the beauty which came from the inside of a very special man. He had a cheeky humour and a heart-stopping smile, a true legend. His star continues to shine brightly.

In praise of the one and only legend that was Lewis Collins. He had the kind of amazing good looks that took your breath away but he also had something special within him that came from being beautiful on the inside; he really was a very special man. He always makes me smile whenever I think of him. His star shines brightly.

Still can't believe your gave us SOOO much We all miss you

lewis collins a professional god bless x

I would like to say a big thankyou to Lewis Collins ( aka bodies William,of the professionals) yes I know he has passed , he was a brilliant actor under or not used enough the potential he had was beyond most peaples imagination, yes he could of been 007 and why not he had it all,I remember my childhood rushing home to watch the professionals,so sad he is no longer with us lewis you were one of the elite r.I.p. we all loved you and we miss you badly. God rest your soul and forever you will live,there are some people that can never be replaced and you are that one.

I was and still am a great fan of Lewis Collins. He had such great talent as an actor including wonderful comic timing. He deserved so much more from his career but he seemed to get typecast, he played the role of Bodie to such perfection that people wouldn't let him branch out into other kinds of roles even though he was more than able to do all kinds of things. Thank goodness he has left us with many examples of his talent to go on enjoying. He was such a delightful man and so very beautiful to look at. He left this earth far too soon but he spread a lot of love in his time and that love goes on being returned to him. Bless you Lewis.

Gorgeous Lewis Collins, multi-talented and a lovely man. My ultimate hero. I am so glad to have been in the world at the same time as you. Remembered always.

From the moment I saw lewis in the professionals as a 7 year old boy I wanted to be bodie I was bodie in the schoolyard and peter skellen from "Who Dares Wins".Because of lew I joined the Parachute Parachute regiment so I know what he went through during training.His acting ability and comic timing were fantastic in scenes with Martin Shaw you could tell that he was making up his own dialogue which to me is a rare and intelligent talent im 46 years old now sitting in my living room watching the professionals and glancing down at my black pvd orfina watch yes I'm still a Lew fan and always will.
may you rest in peace lewis

At the approach of another Christmas Lewis is very much in my thoughts and in my heart as are his much loved wife and sons. To me, Lewis was a shining example of a really exceptional human being; kind, loving, caring and generous with the time he gave to others. He was one of those rare people who enhance life, his smile was like the sun coming out on a winter's day, it always cheered me up. Deeply missed beautiful man. Susan xxx

Wonderful Lewis Collins. A fine man and a talented actor who deserved more from his career. He made a great positive impact on so many eople and that is a great legacy. Remembered and missed every day. From a great Lewis fan!

Lewis Collins. He really was a man touched by magic. Extraordinarily physically beautiful, supremely charismatic, he had a vulnerable quality which made him so appealing.He was a man you just knew you would love. He was sensitive and kind with a generous spirit. A lovely human being desperately missed. A great Lewis fan.

There are some people who are so special that they are in a class of their own, that was Lewis. He had such presence, such charisma, such a lovely innocence about him, not to mention his wonderful humour, something that so many liverpudlians seem blessed with. He carved out an interesting and varied life for himself and his crowning glory was his beloved family. He must have been a joy to know. He is still loved and respected by his many fans. His spirit lives on in all our hearts. A devoted fan.

Divine Lewis Collins. What an impression he made on me and so many others, judging by the messages on this page. He was such an extraordinarily exceptional man, so genuinely loved even by those of us not lucky enough to have met him. Life doesn't often produce people like Lewis, he was truly unique. He lives on in all our hearts. Sue xxx

Isn't it strange? Every now and then a character comes along on our tv screen and manages to make such an impression that even, after many years of absence from it, the sheer charisma from them remains palpable still. Their personality, likeability somehow leaves an indestructible impression on us. Lew, I believe, was one such individual. I KNOW, that had I the pleasure of meeting Lew personally, I wouldn't have been disappointed.....I just KNOW I would have LIKED him! Lew was simply one of those rare souls who had the gift. He must have been a very special man to have known? He remains loved, remembered and admired. Many who never met him feel this deeply. This phenomenon does not occur 'naturally'. It's earnt. It takes knowing he had a good heart, it takes knowing he empathised for others less fortunate than himself, that he sacrificed for the benefit of others. That he was a fun guy to be around, and had a compassionate, humble side too. A gift to be so natural, so likeable, so genuine, to move total strangers to feel a connection with you; this takes a life well lived, a deep respect of others, and the perpetual love of family who will always keep Lew alive in their hearts, and the love of friends and fans alike who will never forget him. God bless Lew. You touched our lives. A fan x

The Professionals has just been voted eighth in a list of the ten most popular ITV shows of the past sixty years, I have a feeling that Lewis would be very pleased about that. His terrific portrayal of Bodie played a key part in the success of the show then and its continuing popularity today. Celebrity comes and goes but fame is longer lasting and Lewis will always be famous not only for his acting roles and his talent as a musician but for his generosity of spirit and the many kind things he did for other people, he gave a lot of love in his life and that love is returned to him and ensures that he will always be remembered. Bless you Lewis.

Just wanted to join with the many others who have left their thoughts of Lewis here. Lewis was such a naturally beautiful man with a wonderful cheeky humour and a heartstopping smile. He must have been a wonderful husband and father. He made such an impression on me and watching him was always a delight, he lit up the screen. I have great admiration for all the good and kind things he did for other people, he seems to have been greatly loved by all who met him. He was one of life's exceptional people and he is deeply missed. Warm wishes to his family.

Lewis Collins was an exceptional and gifted man. He possessed an endearing quality and a great sense of humour which made him uniquely appealing, he also had a beautiful and expressive face and he could convey what he was thinking without words, a great talent when acting. Lovely Lewis, always remembered.

I hope Lew's wife won't mind my saying that Lew was my absolute dream man. His beauty on the outside was matched by his beauty on the inside and so multi-talented too. Irreplaceable and unique. I really miss him.

Beautiful Lewis. When he smiled the sun came out. Lovely, lovely man. So deeply missed!

I absolutely loved Lewis Collins; his beautiful face, his humour, his shy quality, he was such a talented, lovely guy. Deeply missed.

Lewis Collins, an inspiration and a legend!

Just wanted to say that I have never known an actor who inspired such lasting love and loyalty. Sadly, I never had the pleasure of meeting Lewis but he was obviously someone very special indeed. He lives on in the hearts of the many people who loved him and who love him still. He was one of life's magical people, truly rare!

I just wanted to join the many more here who have felt so strongly about Lew they wanted to express their love for Lewis and to send this love to his family Michelle, Oliver, Elliot and Cameron. Lew was such an important part of our TV history and was THE trail-blazer for every other TV cop and all round action man who followed him onto our screens. There was ONLY ONE though,and that was Lew. He lit up our viewing with his easy acting style and his likeable (and loveable) character shining through each performance. He had us gripped throughout WDW, he joined the Paras (V), worked hard for charitable causes. This, and much more, allows those of us who admired him to stand in wonder at what he achieved. It's clear he was hugely thought of by all who ever met him and must have been a really nice guy both on and off screen to be sent so many heartfelt expressions of loss. I never met Lew but wanted to send my admiration and appreciation along with many others. He lives on in the great appearances, both tv and movie, and in his sons and the hearts of those who knew and loved him. RIP Lewis. Many love you still.

Lewis Collins, quite simply the best. A genuine legend!

Wonderful Lewis Collins, absolutely the 'real deal' in every sense. Such a sad loss! Greatly missed.

Lewis will always be very special to me. He was gorgeous to look at and very talented. I feel sad that his talents were so undervalued, I would have loved to have seen him in many more roles but thank goodness for the ones we have! Amongst other things, the name Lewis means strongly independent with a highly creative nature combined with a drive and ambition to have experiences and accomplish things out of the ordinary. That seems very Lewis and he certainly lived up to it. He is deeply missed.

Beautiful Lewis, a man of great and varied talent and a lovely person, altogether unsurpassable. So sadly missed!

It's hard not to wish he had been given more roles as he had all the talent in the world, but I'm very grateful for the entertainment he provided all of us. He had exceptional comedic chops, was an excellent dramatic actor and could tackle any action role. But what struck me the most about Lewis Collins is that he had an innocence about him that translated itself through the screen. As odd as it sounds in reference to someone playing a part, you just knew he was a genuinely kind human being at heart. I guess that's why I find myself leaving this message. He is definitely missed on screen and I'm sure far more off it. All the best to his family and friends.

Lewis Collins for me was the British Steve McQueen. Lewis was a wonderful actor and more important a nice man- and is very much missed.

Gorgeous Lewis. Wherever his beautiful spirit may be, he gave so much love in his life and left so many wonderful memories. He will always be held in the hearts of those who loved him and love him still. Su xx

Beautiful Lewis. He was a true original. He gave a lot of love and he received a lot of love in return. I will always cherish his memory. Much love Susanne xx

Every so often, due to a combination of genes and, perhaps, pure chance, life produces a particularly exceptional person. Lewis was one such person. He made a tremendous impression on me. He had the precious gift of love and the ability to draw people to him. Bless you Lewis. Always remembered. Sue xx

Lewis Collins, a very special man. Some people have an indefinable quality that makes other people love them, that was Lewis. What a legend. Helives on in our hearts.

I knew Lewis back in the 1980's. Loved his mischievous humour. Gone far too soon. Forever remembered. Marion.

Lewis Collins - absolutely drop deep gorgeous, I loved the way he looked, loved the way he smiled, loved the way he moved, oh god he was so gorgeous. Love you forever Lyn xxx

Lewis Collins, a true one and only. What a legend! Thank you for all the memories.

Lewis, the most astonishingly beautiful man. Even though I was never lucky enough to meet him, somehow I still miss him. That shows what an impact he made. He will always have a place in my heart!

Here's to the multi-talented legend that was Lewis Collins, a man with such exquisite good looks that he always took my breath away! I still find it hard to realise that he is no longer here. Love and warmest wishes to his family. Sue xx

My feelings on Lewis
God do i miss him strange as it seems as i never met him but growing up watching the Professionals as a kid seeing Bodie racing around in his silver Capri fighting the bad guys girls loving his charm & good looks made me want o be like him when i grow up but in the real world that's not the case but i think about Lewis a lot as he has left his mark on me for some reason so when my son was born 12 years ago i wanted to name him after Lewis Collins & as we are a Scottish family the name sits well LEWIS named for strength & honesty well & good looks so now i have a son named after an amazing man some think im mad but to be honest i don't care what people think as i love the name Lewis so i would like to think that Bodie would find the idea of a child named after him a real honor due to the huge impact he had on my life growing up & if Lewis Collins family ever read this that would be a great honor for me miss you Bodie RIP never forgotten maybe your up there in Heaven talking to my dad ;-) a nice thought for me, over v out...

Thank you to the divine Lewis Collins for all the joy he brought. He was one of those rare people who make the world a better place. In my heart always. Suzanne xx.

In praise of the beautiful Lewis Collins. To see him in action was poetry in motion. There will never be anyone like him. It's so sad that he was so undervalued as an actor, he should have had a glittering career. Thankfully he has left us lots to watch and enjoy; seeing him always makes me smile. My very best wishes to his much loved family. Susan xxx.

The incomparable Lewis Collins, so very much missed. The poet Philip Larkin wrote that "What will survive of us is love". Lewis has left a legacy of love. Love for his cherished family and friends and the love he inspired in others, even those who never had the good fortune to meet him. That's quite something! I am so looking forward to the publication of his autobiography. I will never forget Lewis, he was an inspirational human being. My love to his family. Su xx.

Gorgeous Lewis Collins. Perfection personified! I will never forget you.

Lewis Collins. One word, Unique. Always in my heart. x

Lewis Collins. Only one word to describe him, A-MA-ZING! Never forgotten.

Fantastic video 'Remembering Lew'. Hard to believe he is no longer with us. At least I have his letters, photos and my happy memories. Always in the sky.

For me, Lewis Collins was quite simply the most amazingly beautiful man I have ever seen. There will always be a place in my heart that belongs to him. Lewis was a true legend. 'There is no death, only a change of worlds'. Always remembered.

Thinking of the amazing Lewis Collins who is so loved and missed. What a lot of joy he gave in his many performances and what a lovely man, beautiful outside and inside. I came across this verse of a poem which seemed appropriate for Lewis who loved to be in the sky and the open. I hope you don't mind my quoting it here:

I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glint on snow,
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.

Lewis will always be with those who loved him, he is everywhere they are. My heart goes out to his family. Love Sue.

Lewis would have made the best James Bond ever,God bless him

Despite having a boxset somewhere (unwatched), I am avidly following repesats on ITV? of 'The Professionals'. Despite some laughing at the era, I actually love the memories of old streets, strikes, old cars and clothes. I'm pleasantly surprised too, as the acting and writing is far better than I remember. The stories are trimmed of all excess detail, often not even going into the backstory of the baddie at all. It could be done poorly, but it's not. The script & editing include just enough detail to make it interesting. Aspects have been criticized over the years, including Lewis' acting, but I'm happily surprised to report that he's remarkably good, turning in great performances which are not at all wooden unlike some more recent dramas, such as 'Spooks' and 'Doctor Who' which have become very Thunderbirds. I will keep an eye out for the films and perhaps any dramas which are available. It's such a shame that he didn't break the typecast, as Martin Shaw and John Thaw managed. He'd have made a good lead in so many things, drama, action or comedy. I could even see him doing Ben Fogle's job or even Ray Mears.

I was sad to hear of his death and wish his friends and family all the very best. I imagine he was a real character, a great dad and much loved. Another great star is gone from our glittering sky.

Michelle, Oliver, Elliot and Cameron, you are often in my thoughts and I wonder how you are getting on without your beloved Lew. I think of Lewis every day and have been enjoying watching him in my remastered DVD s of the second series of The Professionals, although it makes me sad as well to know he is no longer here. Lewis was the coolest most beautiful man I have ever seen and so talented . He was also a real life action man and a true gentleman. People like Lewis don't come along very often in life, he was a truly exceptional man and he will always be in my heart. Much love to you Susan xxx

I am 34 now, but when I was a kid I used to pretend I was Peter Skellen. Lewis was so cool, so suave and a real gentleman in real life too, what a legend!!.

My memory was Lewis in Who Dares Wins and the Professional, which thankfully are being repeated and we watch most evenings. Can't beat it. A great actor

There isn't a day goes by when I don't think about Lew and all the joy he brought to so many. I have a lovely pic of him as my screen saver at work and on my desk at home, but he's also in my heart. With love and warmest wishes to Michelle, Oliver, Elliot and Cameron. Be brave. Lois xx

Thinking of the amazing Lewis Collins, so beautiful to look at and so talented. I often wonder how his family are getting on. It's difficult to believe that it will soon be a whole year since the sad loss of this wonderful man. The ancient Egyptians believed that if you speak the name of a person who has died, they continue to live on. Lewis has very many people who will continue to speak his name and he will live on in all of our hearts. Love always to Michelle, Oliver, Elliot and Cameron. Susan xxx

God Bless you Lewis from all the Lads in 2 PARA who knew you in the 70s+80s ,I would like the public to know he did a lot for the lads who fought down south[Falklands] when we returned home. Neil Roberts

I can't believe it is almost nine months since the untimely death of "our" beautiful Lewis Collins, a man who had the gift of being able to connect with people, even those who had never had the joy of meeting him. Lewis's family are very often in my thoughts and I hope that somehow, together, they are finding a way to cope with their heartbreaking loss. I am so glad he had such a wonderful, loving family you must have lovely memories of your life together, I hope in time those memories will help to sustain you. Lewis was a true one-off human being, I miss him. Love and warmest wishes to Michelle, Oliver, Elliot and Cameron. Sue xxx

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