Wilkins was taken to St George’s Hospital in Tooting, London last week after suffering a cardiac arrest and falling at his home.He was placed in an induced coma five days ago but never regained consciousness.
A statement issued by St George’s Hospital on behalf of Wilkins’ family read: ‘It is with great sadness we announce that Raymond Colin Wilkins passed away this morning.
‘We would like to thank St George’s staff for the amazing work they have done to care for our beloved Ray.
‘We would also like to say thank you for the many goodwill messages we have received from Ray’s friends, colleagues, and members of the public.
‘Ray leaves behind his loving wife, Jackie, daughter Jade, son Ross, and his beautiful grandchildren, Oliver, Frankie, Ava, Freddie, Jake and Archie.
‘We are asking for privacy at this very difficult time.’
May His Soul Rest In Peace