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TOP SCOTS ACTOR DIES ON STAGE; Gordon has heart attack.

Byline: By CALUM MACDONALD and KAREN BALE

A SCOTS actor died after collapsing on stage in London.

Gordon Reid, who shot to fame in TV drama Dr Finlay's Casebook in the 1990s, suffered a massive heart attack.

The popular actor had also appeared in Taggart, The Bill, Lovejoy and Poirot.

Gordon, of Wishaw, Lanarkshire, was starring in hit Samuel Beckett play Waiting For Godot when he collapsed in front of hundreds of theatre-goers.

He was pronounced dead on arrival at hospital.

Last night, One Foot In The Grave star Annette Crosbie who played Reid'son-screen wife in Dr Finlay said: ``Gordon was a dedicated professional. He took his work very seriously.

``On Dr Finlay, he played the chemist and our characters eventually got married.

``He was a funny man and very well respected.

``I only learned of his death when a mutual friend called me. I believe he diedof a heart attack. He will be sorely missed.''

Reid also appeared in Hollywood films Mansfield Park and The Others with Nicole Kidman.

He became good friends with Kidman and her ex-husband Tom Cruise.

Gordon's funeral will be held at Mortlake Crematorium in London today.

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