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Number 96 Actor Norman Yemm dies

Norman Yemm, one of the most recognisable faces on Australian TV in the seventies and eighties, has died.

Yemm, who appeared on police dramas Division 4, Matlock Police and Blue Heelers, as well as Prisoner, A Country Practice and Neighbours, was 82.

Former Sullivans star Lorraine Bayly who worked alongside Yemm on 1970s drama The Sullivans, said he was a delight to work with.

"It's a sad, sad thing," Bayly told Fairfax radio.

"He was such a lovely, lovely man and such a good actor.

"You could just rely on him totally."

The Sullivans was a hugely successful show on the Nine Network.

"The Nine Network was saddened to hear of the passing today of Norman Yemm who was an important part of the early years of drama at Nine in particular with the iconic series The Sullivans," Nine said in a statement.

"We send our condolences to his family and friends at this time."

AAP

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