We are sad to hear that Sykes, the loyal companion to DCI John Barnaby, has passed away. Sykes retired from filming in 2016 after featuring in 20 Midsomer Murders episodes and passed away last month at the age of 18.

A heartwarming video has been posted to Facebook with some of Sykes’ bets moments and words from DCI Barnaby himself.

Sykes, was trained by Gill Raddings after she took him in as a stray in 2004, and he was already something of a star. He’s been seen doing the ironing, cooking and even mowing the lawn in the award winning ad Every Home Needs a Harvey. Sykes was also seen collecting Peter Kay’s newspaper in a John Smith advert, and episodes of Doc Martin and Casualty.